A Flower Mound resident was recently informed he will be honored as one of 75 small business owners from around the country to receive a 2012 Blue Ribbon Award for innovative business practices and strong contributions to his community.
William Boren, owner of Online Video Solutions, said that being recognized for these qualities was a great honor, and could prove to be good for his business as well.
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce ‘Blue Ribbon Small Business Award’ is sponsored by Sam’s Club and provides national media to grow my company,” Boren said. “Since winning the award on March 1, I’ve had 31 companies visit my website. Already, I have new customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Washington D.C. and California.”
Boren was nominated for the award by a Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce member, and the Flower Mound man said he is extremely grateful to the Chamber and the town for all of the support.
“It’s important to express my appreciation for the people that helped me to grow my small business,” Boren said.
“I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program in June 2010 with my Startup Business.
“I then joined the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce. Many members of the Flower Mound Chamber coached me on how to advance my startup business from the UT Dallas classroom to the Denton County business community.”
Since graduating from UTD, Boren said his company has done its part to help with education, as well.
“My company has since collaborated on Digital Learning with over 1,000 students and professional educators in five states,” Boren said. “Online Video Solutions developed an eLearning Platform for a U.S. government organization to support 400 school districts with over 500,000 students. The eLearning Platform provides workplace safety education for young workers.”
Boren said 75 Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of nationwide applicants and will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2012, which will be held from May 21–23 in Washington, D.C.
Visit www.onlinevideosolutions.net for more information about the company.