This summer, the 4393 Award nominations and winners were both announced. We were thrilled to see so many of our clients being nominated in category after category. It was no surprise to us that these businesses that we work with are community favorites, but it was still phenomenal validation as a marketing team to know that their stories are being told in a way that you have connected with.
What was even more touching, was to find our founder and owner, Kim Dixon, listed among the nominees for Ms. Waterbury. To be placed among the ranks of women like Sue Minter, Nicole Grenier, Lynne Mason, Heather Smith, Rosina Wallace, and Theresa Wood is the highest compliment this community could have paid us.
We know Kim to have a heart for this community and the businesses who have transformed it into a booming success. Kim is kind and dedicated to not only promoting business for the sake of business, but to promote the stories and the humans who make it run. Working with local businesses like Stowe Street Emporium, Bridgeside Books, BHAV Spa, the Stoweflake Balloon Festival, Stowe Cabins in the Woods, Stowe Street Café, Thai Smile, and others renews our passion for promoting small business every single day. These businesses and business owners all have such vision and dedication and that is why so many of them found themselves being nominated and winning their own 4393 categories. Kim Dixon was named one of the three Ms. Waterbury winners and we want to take a moment to discuss the other phenomenal women on the list.
Sue Minter is one of the most recognizable names in Waterbury not only for her political achievements but the way she stays rooted in our town. She has fought for Waterbury during disasters like Hurricane Irene, championed the growth and success of businesses, and continues to make Waterbury and Vermont a better and better place each year. Thank you, Sue for everything you do.
Nicole Grenier is the owner of Stowe Street Café and one of the clients that keeps us smiling every single day. Being able to market a business like hers and work with a woman of such phenomenal quality is exactly why we do what we do. Nicole prioritizes fresh, local ingredients, partners generously with other local businesses, fights for working women and moms, spotlights local female artists, and just emits a light in this community. Stowe Street Café is a phenomenal place because of her, but she never stops there. She is always working and bettering this town from the inside out. Thank you, Nicole, you are beyond deserving of this honor.
Waterbury is becoming known for our small businesses and the incredible environment we have here. Insights, in turn, is becoming known for the work we do to promote those businesses and others around the state. It is our goal to boost small business and empower small business owners. There’s a reason we are Vermont’s go-to marketing team for small business! We want to say a monstrous thank-you to those who nominated Kim, voted for Kim, nominated the businesses we represent, voted for those businesses, and simply supporting us and the work that this town does.
We could never fully express our gratitude to Waterbury and to Vermont, but we’ll try. This is a town of people who support each other in good times and bad. We have seen it following Irene and we see it now, on a different scale, during Waterbury Main Street Construction. We know that the residents of this town care about the businesses here and will do everything they can to lift them up and keep them strong. We just do our best to do the same from behind the scenes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
–The Team at Insights Marketing Solutions
See the full list of winners and nominees here.