LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 19, 2012) - Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses, today recognized Bjork Construction Company of Fremont, California as the winner of its 2012 "Reach for the Stars" contest, selecting Bjork Construction Company of Fremont, California. For her winning essay describing how this small business is succeeding, Ms. Jean Bjork, President of Bjork Construction, received a VIP weekend that included two tickets to the 2012 American Music Awards® (AMAs).
Not only is Bjork Construction paving the way for the next generation of women in construction but its unique community-based business model has allowed it to grow approximately 80% over the last three years. Bjork Construction directly involves the communities in which it builds in by hiring local employees, contractors and craftspeople. Bjork's recipe for success: give to the community in which you work and live, and the community gives back to you.
"We recognize that small businesses make up more than 90 percent of all businesses in the U.S., and the 'Reach for the Stars' contest is our effort to reward businesses that are striving for greatness with a once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience," said Judy Hackett, Chief Marketing Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. "Bjork Construction is a small businesses achieving success in unique ways and can serve as an example for other businesses that aspire to grow and succeed."
The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. "Reach for The Stars" prize package also included round trip air travel for two to Los Angeles, CA, a three-night hotel stay at the beachfront JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, VIP access to the AMA rehearsals, access for two to the official AMA pre-party at LA Live's Lucky Strike and private coach transfer to and from the airport and all scheduled events.
"My business is successful because our approach is flexible. We evolve to meet ever-changing market trends and maintain the entrepreneurial spirit, which is key during these challenging economic times," said Bjork. "I was very excited to go to the AMAs and I'm so grateful to Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. for this opportunity of a lifetime that I will never forget!"
About the American Music Awards
In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. The 2012 awards took place on November 18, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
About Bjork Construction Co, Inc.
Bjork Construction Company Inc. is a woman owned and operated business certified through the CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse and the National Woman Business Owners Corporation. They are also small business certified through the Department of General Services (DGS), local business certified through the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA), and Small Local Emerging Business (SLEB) certified with the County of Alameda. Bjork Construction also has a LEED Green Associate on staff.
About Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S Number and provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility. The company's headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA with offices throughout the United States. For more information on the company, please visit www.DandB.com or follow the company on Twitter via @DandB.