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Public Vote to Crown America’s Most Unique Small Business Underway

November 20, 2017

Small businesses represent nearly 95 percent of all U.S. employers, and as such, play an integral role in the economy. But, their impact is felt well beyond their economic power. They are incubators of innovation, providing unique products and services that advance society and meet consumer demand in new and exciting ways every day. Today, in recognition of this week’s Small Business Saturday, Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services for small- and mid-sized businesses, is shining a spotlight on that innovation by launching its search for America’s Most Unique Small Business.

“Small Business Saturday kicks off one of the most important times of the year for U.S. small businesses, and we’re proud to recognize those who help fuel our economic engine in a unique way,” said Martin Mucci, president and CEO of Paychex. “Over the next six weeks, we’re asking the public to vote and ultimately choose America’s Most Unique Small Business.”

Out of hundreds of submissions, Paychex selected 32 finalists that will go head-to-head in a bracket-style contest. The first round of public voting begins today, November 20. Four rounds of voting will cover six weeks and culminate in a holiday championship showdown. After a two-week final round, December 23 through January 5, America’s Most Unique Small Business will be announced the week of January 8.

To learn more about the 32 finalists and record your first-round vote, please visit www.paychex.com/vote.

Tracy Volkmann
Public Relations Program Manager
585-387-6705

Tracy Volkmann

Tracy Volkmann began working at Paychex in July 2014 and currently serves as the public relations program manager. In this role, she is responsible for research PR efforts, as well as all publicity for the company's technology solution, Paychex Flex, and supporting overall goals of the public relations department. Tracy is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and has a background in collegiate athletic communications, having spent seven years at West Point.