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Women are out here taking care of business and owning their own businesses. I am totally here for it! According to, a Spelman grad is making her mark as one of the top UNIGLOBE Travel International franchise owners. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Columbus District Office has announced the winners of its 2016 Small Business Awards competition, and Elizabeth Blount McCormick, president and co-owner of UNIGLOBE Travel Designers, was named the Minority Small Business of the Year.

This week, Blount McCormick also learned that she is a finalist for the Visionary Award, an honor given out by the Columbus, Ohio, chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Each year, the NAWBO Columbus Visionary Awards honor one central Ohio woman business owner who has achieved success with her business while also making notable contributions to the community, her industry, and to other women business owners.

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