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Martin McElliott (left) and Dan Jones (right) celebrate the Small Business of the Year award at the annual Thurston Economic Development Council ceremony.

On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Thurston Economic Development Council announced NorthAmericaTalk as the winner of the 32nd annual Small Business of the Year award.

“The award represents years of hard work by a talented digital publishing team,” said Dan Jones, CEO. “It’s rewarding to be recognized for the contributions we deliver to the community, not only in terms of jobs, but also impacting the positive culture of the place we choose to live, work, and play.”

NorthAmericaTalk operates five community social networks operating in Western Washington. “We chose to launch and run our business in Olympia because of the natural beauty, access to quality team members, and a place suitable for raising a family,” added Jones.

“Our economies of scale have enabled us to grow strategically,” said Martin McElliott, VP of Sales.

“With a mobile-friendly focus on delivering content, we are reaching an engaged population of readers. Our brand reaches over 1 million mobile users on a monthly basis,” said Amy Rowley, Chief Publishing Officer. “It’s wonderful to receive this recognition.”