A few months ago, I mentioned a great contest our Fairfield Inn & Suites brand was doing called “The Small Business Challenge.” The owners of ten small businesses stayed for free at our Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels as they traveled around the country, trying to grow their businesses and competing for a grand prize of $20,000.
I really like this promotion as my father was an entrepreneur and without his spirit of innovation, taking risks and tremendous determination, Marriott wouldn’t be here today. So, I have a great amount of admiration and respect for people who start a business from the ground up.
In this way, ecycler is offering economic opportunity and creating “green jobs” for people while providing a valuable service that puts them on the cutting edge of sustainable innovation.
The founders of ecycler, Tim Laurent and Craig Robertson, talk about their unique business in a video that you may want to watch.
For a small company like ecycler, the $20,000 grand prize will help them grow their business.
Congratulations to Tim and Craig, and all the other small business owners that competed in the Fairfield Inn & Suites Small Business Challenge.
I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.