SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2009--
Express Corporation [NYSE: WXS], a leading provider of payment
processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial
and government vehicle fleet industry, is calling for entries to its “Ten
Grand to Grow” contest for small businesses.
As the country’s economic recession continues to be a hot topic of
discussion, Wright Express acknowledges the importance of supporting
local small businesses during a time they need it the most.
To help small businesses, Wright Express has created its first-ever
contest targeted specifically at Maine- and New Hampshire-based small
businesses. To enter,
each business must submit a brief description of how it would use
$10,000 to boost its company in the country’s current tough economic
environment. Entries will be ranked by a panel of judges, including
Wright Express president and CEO Mike
Dubyak, and will be scored based on the most compelling responses.
Former Maine governor Angus King and WGME news anchor Kim Block have
signed on to judge the competition.
“Small businesses are vital to any local environment, but are often hit
hardest in an economic recession,” Dubyak said. “We are excited to
provide this unique opportunity to Maine and New Hampshire’s small
business community, and are pleased to add Angus King to our panel of
judges, as he has seen firsthand the need for small business support in
the region. We hope our contest will give the winners the momentum
necessary to thrive.”
Think you’re eligible? If your business owns between 4-30
company-affiliated vehicles and is located in Maine or New Hampshire,
then you’re already halfway to the finish line. Entry forms are
available online at www.10grandtogrow.com
or at Wright Express, 225 Gorham Road in South Portland, Maine. The
deadline for entries is noon on September 9, 2009.
The contest’s grand prize winner will receive $10,000 to fuel their
business needs, and one runner up will receive 4 WEXSmart
GPS units plus a complimentary year of service.
Winners will be announced September 17, 2009 at a grand finale
celebration hosted at Wright Express, and will be featured on WGME.
About Wright Express
Wright Express is a leading global provider of payment processing and
information management services. Wright Express captures and combines
transaction information from its proprietary network with specialized
analytical tools and purchasing control capabilities in a suite of
solutions that enable fleets to manage their vehicles more effectively.
The company’s charge cards are used by commercial and government fleets
to purchase fuel and maintenance services for approximately 4.7 million
vehicles. Wright Express markets its services directly to fleets and as
an outsourcing partner for its strategic relationships and franchisees.
The Company’s business portfolio includes a MasterCard-branded corporate
card as well as TelaPoint, a provider of supply chain software solutions
for petroleum distributors and retailers, and Pacific Pride, an
independent fuel distributor franchisee network, as well as
For more information about Wright Express, please visit www.wrightexpress.com.
Source: Wright Express Corporation
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