MILLTOWN, Wis., December 13, 2019 (Newswire.com) - When it comes to paying it forward, Greatmats' Fifth Annual National Award Series has shed light on more than 180 individuals across the country in numerous industries who do it well. This year, the Series has awarded eight of the best for their positive impact and service to their communities with national awards.
Each of these award winners were nominated by members of their communities and underwent an online vote in the second half of November, which generated nearly 400,000 total votes. The top two vote-getters in each category were named finalists, and Greatmats chose the winners from those finalists based on numerous factors, including demonstration of quality, integrity and positive community impact.
Here are the 2019 Greatmats National Award Series Winners:
National Dance Instructor of the Year: Marianne Brash-Rieg - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
National Horse Trainer of the Year: PJ O’Connell - Elizabethtown, Kentucky
National Dog Trainer of the Year: Abbey Beasley - Pataskala, Ohio
National Striking Martial Arts Instructor of the Year: Leo Liuzza - Las Vegas, Nevada
National Grappling Martial Arts Instructor of the Year: Amanda Leve - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National Fitness Trainer of the Year: Micah Morgan - Tampa, Florida
National Gymnastics Coach of the Year: Aimee Walker Pond - Lehi, Utah
National Cheerleading Coach of the Year: Angie Koenig - Columbia, South Carolina
Learn more about the National Award Series and its current and past winners at https://www.greatmats.com/greatmats-national-instructor-of-the-year-awards-series.php
Greatmats is a national specialty flooring retailer based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest-growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.