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Vetrazzo, LLC, Makers of the Original Recycled Glass Surface, Named Finalist in Forbes.com Entrepreneur Contest

Post Time:Nov 19,2008Classify:Company NewsView:387

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forbes.com, the number one business news source in the world, has named Vetrazzo, LLC as one of five finalists in their “Boost Your Business” entrepreneur competition. In the first phase of the contest, nearly 1,500 small business owners submitted 500-word business summaries; 20 semi-finalists survived. Forbes.com users had the opportunity to review the plans and a self-recorded 30-second “elevator pitch” video before voting for their top five. The five finalists were flown to New York City to give live presentations to an expert panel of judges. Presentations were videotaped and posted on Forbes.com for further reader voting, through the month of November. The grand-prize winner will receive $100,000 to grow their business.

“Through the Forbes.com contest we’ve been recognized first as successful entrepreneurs with a solid business and by becoming finalists we’ve also demonstrated that companies can achieve growth and success as a certified green business,” says Vetrazzo president James Sheppard. “This is a defining opportunity to demonstrate to Wall Street that a Green Business, one that honors people, planet and profit, can be a good business.”

Vetrazzo is the only finalist representing the green building industry in the Forbes contest. The $100,000 grand prize will be awarded to the company that receives the highest score based on both online and judges’ voting. Voters can read the business summary, view the videotaped presentation by James Sheppard to the expert panel and vote for Vetrazzo at

About Vetrazzo

Vetrazzo, LLC transforms recycled glass into artful surfaces for home and commercial applications including countertops, tabletops and vanities. Glass sources include bottles from curbside recycling programs as well as waste from glass manufacturers and building demolition. Vetrazzo® is the original recycled glass surface. Invented and first produced in 1996, Vetrazzo enables customers to showcase their individual sense of style and respect for the environment. Vetrazzo surfaces use 100% recycled glass, in a patent-pending formulation, and are fabricated using standard stone equipment. Manufactured in the U.S., Vetrazzo is a certified green business headquartered in the Bay Area of California. Vetrazzo is available through kitchen and bath specialty dealers throughout the U. S. and Canada. For more information, please visit

Vetrazzo is the registered trademark of Vetrazzo, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.

Source: Vetrazzo, LLC.Author: shangyi

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