FedEx Awards $120,500 in its Fifth Annual Small Business Grant Contest


MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 25, 2017 — FedEx announced today that Sword & Plough is the grand prize winner of its 5th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Based in Denver, Colo., Sword & Plough will receive a $25,000 grant, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services to help them grow their business. This year, the contest offered grants and services to 10 small businesses, distributing a collective prize pool of $120,500—the largest sum since the contest’s inception.

“Marking our fifth year of the FedEx Grant contest, we saw a broad range of small business owners with diverse interests who all exhibited a great passion for their business,” said Becky Huling, vice president of Customer Engagement Marketing at FedEx. “FedEx is committed to empowering diverse individuals and giving entrepreneurs everywhere the tools they need to succeed. We’re excited to work with Sword & Plough as they take their business to the next level, while continuing to give back to the military community in a profound way.”


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