Vend Natural Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Maryland
America's Leading Healthy Snacking Company is Inducted Into Comcast Business Class Hall of Fame
Annapolis, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) November 17, 2010
Vend Natural, America's leading healthy vending company offering all natural organic, snacks and beverages, today announced it took top honors as Entrepreneur of the Year and inductee into the Comcast Business Class Hall of Fame at this year's annual Chamber of Commerce business awards event held in Annapolis, Maryland.
Reflecting the strength of Vend Natural as a growing company and the national trend towards healthier living, this award seeks each year to recognize businesses which set new standards for excellence and corporate citizenship. Vend Natural company President, William H. Carpenter, Jr., accepted the award on behalf of the company. This marks the second award of this kind for Mr. Carpenter, who received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award earlier in his career for Prime Retail, a leading Baltimore-based developer and operator of factory outlet malls nationwide.
"Vend Natural is a titan in its industry for addressing our nation's unhealthy snacking habits and placing all-natural snacks within arm's reach of every student, employee, patient and more."
Bob Burdon, CEO, Annapolis/Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce
"Vend Natural is an extraordinary role model for the entire business community," said Bob Burdon, president and chief executive officer of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored this annual event along with Comcast. "Vend Natural is a titan in its industry for its mission to address unhealthy snacking habits and commitment to placing organic and natural snacks and beverages within arm's reach of every student, office employee, hospital patient and more."
Vend Natural, founded by company and CEO Gil Sanchez, was formed to address the declining health of our nation by providing healthier snacking alternatives to on-the-go individuals at schools, hospitals and businesses. The company's mission is to support improved eating practices by offering healthy products that are easily accessible and affordable to everyone.
"We were honored to have been selected as the Entrepreneur of the Year amongst a group of successful businesses in their fields," said President William H. Carpenter, Jr. "We are deeply committed to addressing the epidemic of childhood obesity and diabetes and are passionate about building a business that delivers outstanding products to its customers. As a leader in this health movement, we take seriously out opportunity to change the way America snacks," said Carpenter. Company CEO Gil Sanchez added, "As we continue to grow Vend Natural's presence in schools, hospitals and businesses coast to coast, we are motivated by the results we see from our customers, who love the products, the machines and the contribution each of them makes to providing healthier choices."
About Vend Natural
Vend Natural is America's largest healthy snacking company and is based in Ventura, California and Annapolis, Maryland. The company was inspired by the vision of helping to transform eating patterns by providing healthy snacking alternatives in convenient vending locations across America. Specializing in placements in schools, hospitals and businesses, Vend Natural currently operates more than 400 machines in 22 states with plans for significant growth over the next several years. The company is known for its innovative and environmentally-sensitive vending machine design offering state-of-the art, dual temperature-zoned, energy efficient machines that hold a large variety of both natural organic snacks and beverages. Vend Natural is also known for its fresh, bright, signature machine graphics featuring large, appealing illustrations of grapes, raspberries and its tag line, "Energize Your Body." For more information, visit http://www.vendnatural.com.