Support a Kiva Entrepreneur!

Just Awesome! The Board Game Store, part of the original Kiva US launch, has had a very busy and exciting first year growing their business from the ground up, and now they are looking for a little love. They've been nominated to win Intuit's Love a Local Business contest. The Love A Local Business competition lets fans, including customers, vendors, employees, and the community (that's us), determine who deserves some love - in the form of small business grants.

Five nominated businesses will be randomly selected to receive small business grants worth $5,000. The judge(s) will then determine which one wins the Grand Prize ($35,000 value) based on the nomination that best represents a business that is “loved by its customers, vendors, employees, or local community."

Five businesses are randomly chosen from all of the eligible nominations. The more nominations a business has, the more chances they have to win a small business grant. We can increase their odds of winning by getting the word out and voting for Just Awesome! The Board Game Store.

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About the author

Chelsa Bocci

Chelsa was part of the founding team at Kiva in 2005 and was responsible early on for establishing Kiva's global Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for leading Kiva's Marketing and Community teams, which includes Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Community Engagement and Support. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.