ABC Small Business Person of the Year Award

The Atlanta Business Chronicle Announced Winners at an Awards Event on September 19, 2019

Kenneth Braswell, Sr., CEO of Fathers Incorporated, has been named the Winner of the Atlanta Business Chronicle Small Business Person of the Year Award in the Servant Entrepreneur category. Kenneth was chosen because of his visionary leadership and influence in the business landscape locally and nationally.

The annual Small Business Person of the Year Awards pays tribute to top entrepreneurs leading their companies to success and honors outstanding entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta. Judges evaluate the nominations and choose finalists to return for interviews with the judging panel to determine the winner.

General criteria for evaluating excellence in entrepreneurship includes achieving exceptional business results that may include developing and achieving projected revenue goals, increasing workforce significantly, creating effective market awareness, demonstrating business leadership and/or developing a solid business foundation with clear goals and future growth objectives.

Candidates must show exemplary business achievement, customer growth, community leadership, industry influence, and entrepreneurial success, as well as demonstrate extraordinary financial success, in the past year.

In addition to the award recognition, Kenneth was also recently offered membership to the Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust Selection Committee.

Braswell is the foremost authority on Fatherhood Initiatives in the United States.  He serves as the Project Director of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) where his organization, Fathers Incorporated, is the prime contractor of a $19 million effort. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major news outlets.

“I was overwhelmed to get the news that I was selected as a finalist for Atlanta Business Chronicle Small Business Person of the Year Awards. We look forward to continuing to contribute to the economic growth and community stability in addition to connecting with other innovative thought leaders in the Atlanta business community.”

Kenneth Braswell

Other winners include:

  • Early-Stage Entrepreneur
    • Casey Graham, Co-founder and CEO, Gravy
  • Emerging Entrepreneur
    • Pete Davis, Founder and CEO, GreenPrint
  • Experienced Entrepreneur
    • Mitchel Jaffe, CEO, PREP
  • Minority Entrepreneur
    • Arun Mohan, Co-founder and CEO, Radix Health
  • Rising Star
    • Jenn Graham, Founder and CEO, Civic Dinners
  • Youth Entrepreneur
    • Jasmine Ramsey, Founder, Candles by Jazzy

Media Contact:

Tamika L. Morrison – Director of Communications

Fathers Incorporated

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