Kim Haas, President of Haas Media, LLC in Jersey City, N.J. and Milwaukee, Wis. Wins SCORE Award for Outstanding Minority-owned Business

Washington, D.C.–SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” honors Kim Haas, owner of Haas Media based in Jersey City, N.J. with an office in Milwaukee, Wis., with the SCORE Award for Outstanding Minority-owned Business. She earned this honor for contributions to the community, exemplary achievements in her field, and overall business success. Haas will accept this award at the inaugural SCORE Awards and black-tie gala, which will be held at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 17.

Kim Haas, president of Haas Media, combined her love of languages and cultures with communications to start her own business while living in Milwaukee in 2003. Haas Media is a communications company providing media consulting, community outreach, educational initiatives, training and editing services. Her firm provides English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian translation for corporations, government agencies, small businesses, nonprofits and community organizations.

Haas Media also provides Spanish media training for the Toy Industry Association. She will soon begin production on a Latin American travel series. Haas is also pursuing projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Clients rely on Haas’ multi-lingual capabilities to reach an increasingly diverse population.

Eager to return to her East Coast roots and experience big-city living, Kim and her husband relocated to metropolitan New York City in 2006.  One of the first things Kim did was contact New York City SCORE for advice and mentoring. SCORE Counselor Howard Geltzer helped her with a strategy to maintain her business in Wisconsin while establishing a new presence in New York. Haas and Geltzer meet each month to discuss potential business development opportunities, strategize and plan for the future, and discuss trends and issues affecting the communication business.

Recent Haas Media projects include the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s first Hispanic marketing campaign; public relations, community outreach, translation and educational initiatives for several multi-billion-dollar Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) highway reconstruction projects; and an award-winning WisDOT educational initiative called “Careers in Motion,” which introduces elementary and middle school students to the wonders of science, engineering and transportation. Learn more at www.haas-media.com.

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About SCORE: Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 8.4 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,200 volunteer business counselors in 370 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

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