American Management Services was awarded the U.S. Conference of Mayors Small Business Leadership Award at the 84th Winter Meeting for its work on behalf of the nation’s small businesses through the Partner America Program. Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, Co- Chair of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Task Force presented the award to George Cloutier, Founder and CEO of American Management Services and Lou Mosca, Executive Vice President and COO.
Mayor Kautz reminded mayors that it was 17 years ago at the 68th Winter meeting that Executive Director and CEO Tom Cochran and George Cloutier from American Management Services created the Partner America Program. Partner America is the US Conference of Mayors small business program designed to assist Mayors in providing the resources and information small businesses need to thrive within their local communities and global economy.
Since its inception Partner America has held approximately 70 small business events across the country bringing Mayors and small business owners together to learn about local, state and federal programs that assist small business owners.
The Partner America Program has also conducted numerous small business polls and has bestowed the Small Business Advocate Award to Mayors that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and support of their small business community.
Kautz stated “Both George and Lou have been speakers at our Small Business Task Force and Small Business Events across the country. They have been a tremendous resource and our expert on small business matters. I would personally like to thank them for being the longest standing Platinum Business Partner with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and look forward to advancing our work with them to help our small businesses across the country grow and prosper.”