Patty Briguglio Receives Small Business Champion Award

July 01, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
MMI Associates, Inc.
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For Immediate Release Contact: Patty Briguglio (919) 233-6600

Patty Briguglio Receives Small Business Champion Award
President Of MMI Associates, Inc. Named National Federation Of
Independent Business Owners Small Business Champion

Raleigh, NC – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has named Patty Briguglio, President of MMI Associates, Inc., the 2005 Small Business Champion of North Carolina. She was recognized for her leadership and contribution to the organization, as well as providing empowerment to other business owners.

“I am honored to be chosen for this prestigious award and am humbled by the recognition. I continue to be awed by the enormous contribution that small business owners can make to the economic development and the welfare of our community and I am proud to play my small part in this effort,” said Briguglio.

About Patty Briguglio:
Briguglio has been instrumental in forming and growing organizations that benefit women. She is a founding member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, Raleigh Chapter, and has been involved in the National Association of Women Business Owners for over 12 years and currently serves on the North Carolina Board of Directors. She was inducted into the Women’s Forum of North Carolina in 2004, and heads the Public Policy Committee. She is a founding member of the Triangle Business Journal’s online community,

About MMI Associates, Inc.:
MMI Associates, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm dedicated to consistently providing a wide range of business solutions using a methodology that combines proven business strategies and innovative ideas that provide measurable results. Established in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona, this award-winning firm has been recognized as one of the top 10 public relations firms by Arizona Business Magazine, bizAZ Magazine, and most recently was named one of the Triangle’s top Public Relations firms in the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists 2004. Patty Briguglio is President of the firm and was named one of the 25 most influential Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal as well as the National Association of Women Business Owners’ 2004 Rising Star. For more information, please call 919-233-6600 or visit the website at

About National Federation of Independent Business Owners:
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the largest advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. From high-tech manufacturers and family farmers to neighborhood retailers and service companies, its members range from sole proprietors to firms with hundreds of employees. Founded in 1943, this united community of 600,000 business owners, employs more than seven million people. The NFIB was ranked the most influential business organization, in "Washington's Power 25" survey conducted by Fortune magazine.

Media and Press Contacts:
Patty Bruguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.