Seedco Financial Named As Finalist In 6th Annual Stevie Awards For Women In Business

Seedco Financial, a financial services organization providing funding and resources to support economic and social development, received two finalist commendations in the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Lesia Bates Moss, president of Seedco Financial, was named a finalist in the "Best Executive, Non-Profit" category, and Seedco Financial was recognized as a finalist in the "Best Overall Company of the Year" category.

"Small businesses and nonprofit organizations have been devastated by the economic crisis of 2008 and continue to face unprecedented challenges," Bates Moss said. "It is gratifying that the judges have recognized our unique and innovative approach to building sustainable communities through high-touch technical assistance programs and specialized lending strategies that help to make a real difference in the communities we serve."

"Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement," Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run. More than 1,100 entries were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards? Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among the finalists during final judging. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the United States and several other countries are expected to attend the awards presentation on November 13, 2009, in New York. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the United States by the Business Talk Network.

About Seedco Financial

Seedco Financial Services, Inc. (Seedco Financial) is a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with more than $200 million in assets under management. Filling niche gaps along the continuum of credit from micro-enterprise to New Market Tax Credits, Seedco Financial seeks to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on technical assistance and innovative solutions to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, CDFIs and real estate developers. Seedco Financial is a wholly-controlled subsidiary of Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (Seedco), a national nonprofit intermediary that helps low-income people and communities move toward economic prosperity.
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About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

Sponsors of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 9, 2009) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc. and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

Carla Zanoni, Seedco Financial 212-204-1378
Nicky McHugh, Stanton Public Relations 646-502-3532


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