Hilda Awad Of The Guest Table Honored As Dearborn’s 2022 Local Business Person Of The Year

Today, Alignable’s network has chosen Hilda Awad of The Guest Table as Dearborn’s 2022 Business Person Of The Year!

Hilda Awad Of  The Guest Table Honored As 

Dearborn’s 2022 Local  Business Person Of The Year  


BOSTON, MA: February 16, 2022 -- The largest online referral network for small businesses,Alignable.com is announcing the results of its national search for leaders who’ve gone above and beyond guiding peers and supporting entire communities as they strive to recover.


Today, Alignable’s network has chosen Hilda Awad of The Guest Table as Dearborn’s 2022 Business Person Of The Year!  


The 2022 contest is the most popular competition Alignable has ever hosted, marking a 64% increase in participation over last year. In all, 2,400+ small business owners were elected by their peers to be their Local Business People Of The Year across the U.S. and Canada.


During the contest, which ran from Jan. 10 to Feb. 11, 2022, 160,000+ votes and 32,000+ testimonials were posted praising thousands of  local leaders for helping their peers and communities through a turbulent year with many challenges: skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, supply chain problems, and COVID variants.


Because of these issues, 70% of small businesses have yet to recover and recovery rates have declined 13% since December, according to Alignable’s latest poll of 6,305 small business owners. This recovery reversal highlights how important it is for the contest winners to continue their work helping even more businesses bounce back from pandemic-era hurdles.


Giving Is The Glue Holding Us Together


“In our tight-knit community, you almost always get back what you give,” said Awad. “And the challenges we’ve all encountered have compelled many of us to offer counsel and other support to peers struggling to keep their businesses afloat. While I’m thrilled to receive this award, it’s really a testament to our entire community. And it reinforces my resolve to push toward a full recovery for everyone here in Dearborn by the end of 2022, if not earlier.”


Awad received a special badge on her Alignable profile, recognizing this big win. In past years, the awareness generated through similar contests has spurred expanded connections, as well as new business for many winners. 


Driving Recognition Is Key


“This has been a fun and rewarding contest to watch unfold,” said Alignable’s President & Co-Founder Venkat Krishnamurthy. “Local business owners are the heart and soul of their communities and they ought to get way more recognition for all they do. Friendly competition aside, this contest generated some incredible peer testimonials (to the tune of 32,000+), showing exactly why small business owners are stronger together.”


To arrange interviews with Hilda Awad and/or an Alignable representative,  please contact Chuck Casto at chuck@alignable.com. He also can offer JPEGs and other visuals, as well as local winner testimonials. 


About The Guest Table

theguesttable.com  is a digital platform that allows you to easily develop and customize seating arrangements for any event! You can select your guests' seats or let them pick their own seats by allowing them access to your floor plan. You can also collect your guest responses with meal choices then print and share your seating chart with anyone you wish. If you've ever tried to create a seating chart using post it notes or pen and paper, this makes it so much easier!



About Alignable

Alignable.com is the largest online referral network for small businesses in the U.S. and Canada. With 7 million+ members across 35,000+ local communities, Alignable is the network where small business owners drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, land new business, build trusted relationships, and share great advice. 


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