Paula Pierce Named SBA's CT Home Based Business Champion AwardMay 2008 - The U.S. Small Business Administration has selected Paula M. Pierce as the 2008 Home-Based Business Champion Award Winner for Connecticut and the New England Region. Winners in the Home-Based Business category have experienced the rewards and difficulties of running a home-based business and have volunteered time and energy to improve conditions while working to enhance the home-based business climate.
An award celebration for the SBA 2008 award recipients was held Tuesday, May 20, 2008.
Paula Pierce runs two profitable businesses out of her home in Windsor, CT: PaulaWalla Imports, an online gift shop, which recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary and Hosting Connecticut LLC, a website development company, which is currently celebrating its 5 year anniversary.
As an online retailer she is able to assist her web site development clients in navigating the online world using her online experience, a rarity among web site developers. Hosting Connecticut, LLC is a soup-to-nuts website development and design company.
Pierce has recently been elected President of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board since 2004. She has also served on a number of Chamber committees, such as the Annual Benefit Auction, White Lights, Revolutionary Windsor, Technology and Tourism.
Pierce is a Notary Public, the volunteer E-newsletter Facilitator for MDA 31and is the volunteer moderator of Windsor Freecycle, a grass roots group of over 1000 Windsor people keeping good, usable items out of the landfill.