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The UPS Store’s Small Biz Challenge

by Patric Flannigan | June 10, 2021 at 11:01 a.m.

By Patric Flannigan

A Camden native has advanced to the semi-finals of a national competition.

Sammie Bivens, of Digital Marketing Maven and Associates, has been selected as a ONE of TEN UPS Store Virtual 2021 Small Biz Challenge Semi-Finalist.

“I’m very passionate about growing my business and eventually opening my own multi-functional business resource center to help even more individuals bring their dreams to reality,” Bivens shared via Facebook. “I have fully funded every aspect of my business alone and I fully intend to continue doing so, but winning this challenge would help me move much further along sooner. I hope you will take less than two minutes to help me get one step closer to winning this thing!”

Digital Marketing Maven and Associates is a full-service digital marketing and business development firm that caters to business owners that are in the very position that Bivens had once been in when starting her first business.

Bivens is a 2005 graduate of Camden Fairview High School. She attended and earned her bachelors degree in business from University of Arkansas at Little Rock while she worked a full time job. Unable to find a job in her field after graduating, she obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Texas A&M - Corpus Cristi and founded Tainted Rose Jewelry, Accessories and Apparel. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, a well versed public speaker, community event organizer and volunteer.

Voting is held at https://www.inc.com/theupss…/small-biz-challenge/vote.html.

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