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Patricia Bossano Of WaterBearer Press Honored

Patricia Bossano Of WaterBearer Press Honored As Fairfield’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 Patricia Bossano of WaterBearer Press as Fairfield’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 tight-knit communities, one always gets back what they give,” said Bossano. “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 communities. It reinforces our resolve to push toward a full recovery for everyone here in Fairfield by the end of 2022, if not earlier.”

Bossano 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 Patricia Bossano and/or an Alienable representative, please contact Chuck Casto at chuck@alignable.com. He also can offer JPEGs and other visuals, as well as local winner testimonials. 

About Patricia Bossano and WaterBearer Press 
Much like, every time a bell rings, an angel gets her wings, we believe that the gift of an indie gem has, not a single, but a three-fold effect.

“Every time an indie book is bought, a reader gets a thrilling escape, an author gets her literary miracle, and a small business is blessed.”

Patricia Bossano is an award-winning indie author of philosophical fictions and supernatural escapes. She lives a fulfilling writer’s life of wordsmithing for her readers. Patricia’s chariot is WaterBearer Press, where every day is book signing day. 

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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