RALEIGH, N.C. – Lewey Landscaping & LawnCare, Inc., a Triangle-based, full-service landscaping and lawn care company, has announced that co-owner Kim Lewey has been named a 2013 Urban Rebound Raleigh-Durham Awardee by Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence.
Count Me In is the leading national nonprofit provider of resources, business education and community support for women entrepreneurs. This year, the organization named 33 business owners as Urban Rebound award winners. Urban Rebound Raleigh-Durham, made possible with generous support from Sam’s Club giving Program, is a business growth initiative for women entrepreneurs, designed to assist in sustainable growth and efforts to spur local economies through job growth. Urban Rebound aims to help women-owned businesses across the country grow their revenue numbers with support through the Count Me In Business Accelerator Program, which translates into $50 million in new economic activity and 400 to 600 new jobs each year.
Urban Rebound Awardees each receive a place in Count Me In’s renowned nine-month Business Accelerator program, which provides intensive business coaching and education designed to help participating businesses grow their revenues by at least 30 percent and create new jobs within 18 to 36 months. Awardees will participate in this program running from February through October 2014. They will also receive a one-year legislative membership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). In addition, the Top three Awardees each receive Jump Start Prizes, a $1,000 cash award to use in their businesses.
A full list of the winners is available here.