NoUVIR DOES IT AGAIN! NoUVIR was awarded a Blue Ribbon Award at the 2006 Access Awards for the United States Chamber of Commerce. The only Delaware company and one of just six award winners in the Northeast United States, this is a high honor indeed for a small business. Jack and Ruth Ellen traveled to Washington, DC for a gala awards presentation that included presentations by Newt Gingrich and Hillary Clinton and meetings with Thomas Donahue, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and John W. Snow, Secretary of the U.S Department of the Treasury.

To date we've been:

• Delaware's Small Business Person of the Year, 2000

• One of Industry Week Magazine's 2000 top 25 growth companies

• Seaford C. of C. Small Business Person of the year, 2001

• Featured business on an episode of PBS's Small Business School

• Case study in the college text, Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Emphasis, Longenecker, et al., 2003

• Case study in What No One Ever Tells You About Marketing Your Own Business: Real Life Advice From 101 Successful Entrepreneurs, Jan Norman, 2004

• Now a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Award Winner

Of course, Jack Miller, was involved in all of this too, right up to a personal meeting after the awards with Secretary of the Treasury, John Snow and Chamber President, Thomas Donahue. Both Secretary Snow and President Donahue were surprised to hear details about inequities in IRS policies regarding patents and capital gains earnings by small businesses. This was particularly the case with Secretary Snow as those policies directly countermand an act of congress.

With over 130 U.S. Patents, Jack has been a recognized in court 41 times as an expert on patents and product design. He has been working with the U.S. Chamber and others as an advocate for patent reform. We're hoping that the outcome of this particular award ends up being good for small businesses across the country.