“This really is an example of AHP members lifting one another,” said AHP Media Professional, L.A. Sokolowski of Albany, New York, after finishing second on the leaderboard for Alignable’s 2022 Local Business Person Of The Year.
Alignable (Alignable.com) is the largest online referral network for small businesses in the U.S. and Canada, with 6 million+ members across 35,000+ local communities. The Alignable network helps small business owners drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, land new business, build trusted relationships, and share advice. Since hosting its first Local Business Person Of The Year four years ago participation levels have increased 800%. In 2021, 61,000+ votes were cast and 25,000+ recommendations were submitted, prompting Alignable co-founder and CEO to add, “To see so many business owners celebrate their peers is awesome. This level of participation is a testament to the strength of the business relationships forged and reinforced over the year.”
Sokolowski credits a supportive network of peers and professionals within American Horse Publications, with clinching her win: “I am humbled and grateful for the generous testimonials of AHP members like Valerie Ormond from Veteran Writing Services, LLC, and for her recognizing how important it is to me to share talent and recommendations for success with others. I certainly feel like a winner all the way around with this recognition from Alignable.”
The freelance journalist and 2019 AHP Equine Media Awards winner isn’t letting a little local fame distract from her editorial deadlines. Look for Montana Center for Horsemanship coach Eric Hoffman as her His & Hers guest in the next Elite Equestrian, a 24 Hours in the Life of talk with course designer Bobby Murphy in World Equestrian Center Magazine, a blog for The Plaid Horse on takeaways from the International Thoroughbred Breeders Foundation webinar, and a look at selenium and Custer’s last stand at Little Bighorn for the April issue of Rock & Gem.
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