GREENWICH – Woodbury business owner Sue Martovich, President of MS Design CT, Inc. and Managing Member of Salt of the Earth Sanctuary, LLC, was recently recognized by the Women’s Business Development Council at its 20th Anniversary Luncheon Gala held at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency.
The Women’s Business Development Council was founded in 1997 to provide the training, education and borrowing power necessary to empower women to successfully launch and grow their own businesses. In honor of their 20th anniversary, the Council presented their “20 for 20 Award” to 20 successful women entrepreneurs and women business owners, including Martovich, who have prospered from the not-for-profit’s services.
Martovich is a Managing Member of Salt of the Earth Sanctuary, LLC in Woodbury which provides therapies and treatments focused on natural body recovery, including yoga and meditation classes, holistic healing sessions, and Himalayan salt therapy chambers. She is additionally the President of MS Design CT, Inc. which designs and produces high-end architectural door and drawer hardware for clients who seek artistically-inspired craftsmanship as well as structural components for the Aerospace Industry.
Long-recognized as the signature annual women’s business gathering in Connecticut, the gala brought together nearly 700 supporters of women-owned businesses including Small Business Administration Chief Linda McMahon, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Congressman Jim Himes.
McMahon remarked that the women-owned businesses served by The Women’s Business Development Council are “not only serving our communities with products and services, they are providing paychecks to families and making our cities and towns vibrant places to live.”
She explained that small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the private sector with more than half of the U.S. workforce either employed by a small business or owning a small business. “Women in particular are driving a lot of that growth,” she said. “Research shows that women-owned small businesses are the fastest growing sector of our economy.”
Women’s Business Development Council CEO Fran Pastore addressed the crowd, “The Women’s Business Development Council’s work on behalf of women entrepreneurs has never been more relevant than it is today. Make no mistake about it; this is not a female issue. This is a socioeconomic imperative. When a woman can borrow money for income-generating activities like starting their own business or growing their own business, it has a ripple effect around our communities.”