CLEARWATER, F.L., August 27, 2013 — PostcardMania CEO Joy Gendusa has been named the winner in the Entrepreneur category for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2013 BusinessWoman of the Year.
Gendusa beat out more than 250 applicants to earn the honor, yet says that she wasn’t expecting to take home the top prize for Entrepreneur.
“I still can’t believe I won,” said Gendusa. “It’s SUCH an unexpected and amazing honor. I’m just so grateful that I’ve had the help of such a strong and innovative team from the very beginning. They’ve been instrumental in helping me grow PostcardMania from just a little shop with a phone and computer 15 years ago into what it is today — a $20 million company that employs around 200 people locally.”
Gendusa is among good company in this year’s award-winning roster, which includes the likes of MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, and overall winner Ami Forte, Morgan Stanley’s very first female managing director.
Gendusa is a previous BusinessWoman of the Year winner in the Business Services category, and believes that the additional growth PostcardMania has undergone since then enabled her company to jump from a business-oriented category to a growth and innovation-oriented category.
Since 2008, PostcardMania has expanded its products beyond direct mail marketing to integrate Google partnerships and a full suite of online products. She has even opened an in-house café for all employees, which she stocks with freshly grown produce from her own personal home garden. PostcardMania was even named a Tampa Bay Top Workplace by the Tampa Bay Times this year — but for Gendusa and her (affectionately named) Maniacs, of course, it’s all business as usual.
About the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year Awards
The BusinessWoman of the Year is an awards program dedicated to recognizing to top woman executives in the Tampa Bay Area. Winners are determined by an independent panel of judges among a number of categories, such as Business Services, Financial Services, Nonprofit, Education, Media, Young and Entrepreneur.
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