Being in business sets people apart from most ordinary people and the Small Business Community is dedicated to helping others understand that running a business is an obtainable goal and that everyone should try their best at living their dreams.
The Small Business Community recognizes and awards business owners because they often do not receive the recognition they deserve. Business owners are role models for everyone whether they know it or not. Small Business Community 2018 Best of Business Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.
Sherri Cook, CMP, CMM, CTM, CL is President/CEO of Sherri Cook & Associates. As a Meeting, Convention, Trade Show and Event Consultant, Planner and Project Manager, Sherri has a 30+ year proven track record in all facets of planning including project manager of Ross Perot’s 1995 National Conference and 1996 Reform Party National Conventions, many Fortune 500 Companies and Associations. She is a Certified Meeting Manager, Certified Meeting Professional, Competent Toastmaster, Competent Leader, Certified Convention and Trade Show Manager and Certified Tour Director. Sherri was named Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI’s) first "Tomorrow’s Leader of MPI", an organization now over 24,000 members worldwide and D/FW MPI’s "Planner of the Year", included in Who’s Who Worldwide Registry and Lexington’s Who’s Who for many years. She has served 4 terms on the MPI D/FW Chapter Board of Directors currently 1,000 members. She specializes in negotiation and is considered an expert planner speaking on many industry topics, educating and working with clients, meeting planners and suppliers as a meeting planning coach as well as designing meeting planning and trade show curriculum for Richland College’s 2-year accredited Travel and Tourism program.
The Small Business Community Association is dedicated to collecting and organizing information, training, and services that are vital to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone else that needs help running a business, operating a business, or wants to know how to start a business.
The mission of the Small Business Community is to promote a vibrant and growing small business community, support education that will preserve and extend the future of small business and use our gifts within the small business community to serve others for the betterment of our world.
The Small Business Community vision is to enthusiastically advance small businesses in three key areas:
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