Infusionsoft CEO Clate Mask Designated a Top 100 Champion in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards

(Gilbert, AZ - Oct. 18, 2012) - Infusionsoft, creator of the all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses, announces today that its CEO, Clate Mask, has been named a Top 100 Champion in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards for the second year in a row. This national award is given to those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market. In addition to its small business-focused software, Infusionsoft provides services, educational resources, special events and a community of partners to give entrepreneurs the tools they need to be successful.

“As advocates for small businesses and their important role in our economy, we feel especially proud to have been selected as winners through the votes of the public and a highly qualified judging panel,” says Clate Mask, CEO and co-founder of Infusionsoft. “Our dedication to small businesses is limitless, and you can see it in our product, our people, and our service.”

The Small Business Influencer Awards are designed to recognize the heroes of small businesses that support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success. The Top 100 Champions are chosen based on a combination of voting by the small business community and a panel of judges steeped in the small business market, who considered the contributions of the nominees over the past year toward:

  • Advocating on behalf of small businesses
  • Providing products or services that address the unique challenges faced by small businesses
  • Revolutionizing how small businesses do business or how they solve business challenges
  • Helping small businesses grow
  • Otherwise impacting small businesses in a significant way

“Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background,” says Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards. “The Top 100 Champions have distinguished themselves in some way. We're delighted to see the wide range of Champions and Honorable Mentions this year - whose names may not be widely recognized but who impact small businesses and have a strong voice among their small business peers.”

The networking event and awards ceremony to honor the 2012 Small Business Influencer Award honorees was held on Oct. 17 in New York City at the Javits Convention Center.