local business person of the year award

Alignable Announces James Shanks of Jaxcom as a 2023 Local Business Person Of The Year

Today, Alignable’s network of 7.8 million small business owners has chosen James Shanks of Jaxcom as Kensington’s 2023 Business Person Of The Year! 

The 2023 contest is the most popular competition Alignable has hosted in five years, marking a 61% jump in participation over 2022.  All told, 3,750 communities across the U.S. and Canada selected 3,976 winners this year (including ties). That’s an increase of 1,400+ additional Local Business People Of The Year compared to 2022.

Supporting Each Other Is Key

As the recipient of the Alignable Local Business Person of the Year award for 2023, I cannot express how grateful and humbled I am to receive such an honor. It is truly a privilege to be recognized by the community for the hard work and dedication that goes into running a business.

I would like to extend a special thanks to my team members, Clifford, Zack, Paschal, and Daniel, who have supported me every step of the way. Without their dedication, commitment, and hard work, this achievement would not have been possible. I am grateful for their contributions, and I am honored to work alongside such a talented group of individuals.

This award is not only a recognition of past accomplishments but also a reminder of the importance of continuing to strive for excellence. As we move forward, my hope is to continue building a better, stronger Jaxcom that not only meets the needs of our customers but also contributes to the betterment of our community.

Once again, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for this honor and extend my thanks to everyone who has supported me and my business. Let us all continue to work together to build a brighter future for our community.

James Shanks
James Shanks, CEO, Jaxcom

Driving Recognition Is Important

“This has been a fun and rewarding contest to watch unfold,” said Alignable’s President & Co-Founder Venkat Krishnamurthy. “Local business owners are the heart and soul of their communities, and they deserve to get much more recognition for all they do. Friendly competition aside, this contest generated some incredible peer testimonials, showing exactly why small business owners are stronger together.”

About Jaxcom

Jaxcom is a VoIP telecom and Managed IT company. We cater to small and medium-sized businesses that understand the crucial role that communication and technology systems play in their success. We are driven by the desire to enhance business success through technology. Our focus is on delivering comprehensive solutions to meet today’s demands & tomorrow’s challenges. We aim to be your communications & technology partner delivering efficiency, support, security, and peace of mind.

As a proud Philadelphia-based company, we’re on a mission to revolutionize business communication across the nation. With our expanding coverage and commitment to excellence, you can trust us to keep your business connected.

About Alignable

Alignable.com is the largest online referral network for small businesses in the U.S. and Canada. With 7.8 million members across 35,000+ communities, Alignable is the network where small business owners come together. Whether you’re connecting with local small businesses, meeting peers in your industry, or finding a catalyst who will introduce you to their network, Alignable is where businesses connect and change their business trajectory.