After two months of nominations and voting, we’re delighted to announce that there’s a winner for Newport’s 2018 Small Businessperson of the Year! The winner is Mary Jean Keany of Mary Jean Keany Anamika Design LLC. Competition criteria focused on local SMB role models, who are dedicated to helping other small businesspeople succeed. After an extended round of nominations, top nominees advanced to the finalist stage, where local Alignable members voted for their favorite candidate. We were thrilled with the massive response we had after announcing this contest, which was held in 1,400+ communities across the U.S. and Canada. Special thanks go out to all participants, including more than 30,000+ nominees and voters.