"We are excited to have received this prestigious honor" says Cook on Clay's Robbie Lobell. "It is a real acknowledgment of the work we have been doing as a women-owned business to celebrate the importance of slow food, local food and community."
Grant recipients will be invited to New York City in spring 2015 for three days of shared learning with the EILEEN FISHER community.
Instilling confidence in women entrepreneurs is a personal passion for company founder and Chief Creative Officer Eileen Fisher. "This is a challenging time for businesses," says Eileen. "I know how important it is to have someone believe in and validate your work. I want to encourage women entrepreneurs, especially those who firmly believe that business can be used to create social change, even if the economic climate is uncertain."
"The credit market is still tight for small businesses, even as the economy rebounds," adds Cheryl Campbell, EILEEN FISHER Business Grant Facilitator. "In this economy, we want to continue to inspire women to pursue new opportunities and creative solutions that will move their businesses forward in a sustainable way."