In a sold-out awards event at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, Jessica Reis and her New Milford business, Reis Learning Center, were recently honored at the inaugural Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards.
In the Community Favorites voting segment, Reis Learning Center took first place honors for best “revenue-generating venture” and received an honorable mention for “Entrepreneur of the year.”
“I felt humbled just to be nominated,” Reis said. “It was a privilege to be recognized as a finalist amongst such an impressive peer group of Connecticut.
“I’m so grateful for the support of my Reis Learning Center team,” she said.
Nominations began in January and concluded with 221 finalists in 11 categories, representing 61 Connecticut cities and towns.
During a 30-day community-voting period from February and March, over 18,700 unique voters engaged to select their favorite entrepreneur and startup venture.
Reis Learning Center has a three-year track record of helping local students build self-esteem and confidence to improve academic performance.
All tutoring is individualized, done on a one-on-one basis, and focused on instilling positive classroom behaviors.
“It was wonderful to see Jessica honored at the CT Entrepreneur Awards; she deserves it,” said Tony Vengrove, one of the event’s organizers and owner of New Milford’s Miles Finch Innovation and Makery Coworking.
“Jessica works hard, puts her students first, and her passion for doing good for the community is infectious,” he said. “We’re all rooting hard for her continued success.”