FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 19, 2014
Contact: Tyler Hernandez 202-463-5682
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today recognized Modernizing Medicine, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., as one of seven regional finalists for the 2014 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®. As the Southeastern regional finalist, Modernizing Medicine stood out among companies in the region for its exceptional business practices and community involvement.
“Modernizing Medicine is an example of the powerful contributions small businesses can make not only in their communities and their states, but also more broadly to the country’s economic recovery,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. “The Chamber is happy to honor Modernizing Medicine for the policies and achievements that have made it a leader among small businesses and a driver of job creation, economic growth, and opportunity.”
Modernizing Medicine, Inc. believes in saving time and improving patients’ medical outcomes. Its product, the Electronic Medical Assistant®—EMATM is a cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) system that adapts to each provider’s preferences, reducing documentation time and improving medical coding.
The company recently received a $14 million equity investment and plans to add 50 team members in 2014. Co-founders Daniel Cane and Dr. Michael Sherling support youth development programs, partnering with local STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) magnet schools and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a program that helps students launch a real business over the course of an academic year.
“Small business success is an indelible sign of strength and growth in local communities,” said Seong Ohm, Sam’s Club senior vice president of member services. “As a 30-year champion for small business prosperity, Sam’s Club is inspired by Modernizing Medicine’s commitment to growth, creativity, and resourcefulness. We proudly honor their leadership and fortitude.”
The DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award honors businesses that excel in areas including strategic planning, employee development, community involvement, and customer service. The Chamber will recognize Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the six other regional finalists, and 100 Blue Ribbon Award winners at the 10th annual America’s Small Business Summit, taking place June 11 – 13 in Washington, D.C. During the summit, one regional finalist will be named the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year and receive a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.
States in the Southeastern regional category include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Sam’s Club, the nation’s eighth largest retailer and leading U.S. membership club, offers savings and surprises to millions of members in 634 U.S. club locations and at SamsClub.com. The Sam’s Club Giving Program, established by The Walmart Foundation in 2008, is dedicated to micro- and small business prosperity, investing more than $18 million in national and local programs dedicated to improved training, education, and increased access to capital for small business owners. For more information on national or local giving, visit SamsClub.com/giving.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.