Jimmy Beans Wool and its Owner, Laura Zander, Take Home Prestigious Awards - Yarn & Fabric Retailer and Mastermind Behind it Recognized by Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Reno Gazette-Journal and Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network

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Jimmy Beans Wool and its owner, Laura Zander, have a lot to be excited about lately! The company was just announced as Small Company of the Year by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), as part of its Inaugural Existing Industry Awards. Additionally, Zander was just named a 2012 Reno Gazette-Journal Twenty under 40 Award Winner, standing out in a pool of 185 nominees.

"I am very delighted to be recognized as a Twenty under 40 winner and am super excited for Jimmy Beans to be honored as Small Company of the Year by EDAWN," said Zander. "This great news comes at a time when the business is really taking off and I couldn't be happier to receive such positive praise related to our efforts!"

For the Small Company of the Year award, Jimmy Beans Wool was judged on its performance in multiple categories and achievements in areas of investment, job growth, corporate citizenship, commitment to sustainability and overall contribution to the community. The Twenty under 40 awards took into consideration Zander's business accomplishments, community involvement and achievements and awards.

For more information about Jimmy Beans Wool and/or to request an interview with Jimmy Beans Wool Owner, Laura Zander, please contact Kaity Ocean at kaity@jimmybeanswool.com or 775-857-1320.

About Jimmy Beans Wool
Jimmy Beans Wool is a yarn and fabric retailer offering knitters, crocheters and sewers worldwide a comprehensive selection of the finest yarns and fabrics along with the latest fashion trends. As a market leader in its multi-billion dollar industry, Jimmy Beans Wool takes an innovative, unparalleled approach to marketing. It is the first-ever official yarn, knitting and crochet supplier to U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing and is responsible for the national industry-wide Stitch Red campaign against heart disease in women. The store has been awarded an excellent rating from Stella Service for its outstanding customer service reputation and has been named four times to the Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine's List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S and three times to the BizRate Circle of Excellence. It has also been featured on CNN and NPR and in Forbes and the New York Times.
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