The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ Small Business Committee is asking local small businesses to participate in the 2012 Add It Up campaign. Companies who give a minimum of $100 as part of the Add It Up Campaign will receive tickets to the Business Blender on October 23, 2012 at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. The Business Blender will include refreshments, door prizes, community inspiration and music, all donated by supporters of United Way. Guests will be able to mix and mingle with other local business owners who share the same passion for investing in their local community. Bryan Nale, the chair of the 2012 Small Business Committee, said that the 2012 Add It Up Campaign is a “fun and easy way for the small business community to come together in supporting a common goal of community enrichment.” Nale added that as a board member of two United Way partner organizations, he understands firsthand the impact that United Way makes in the community. “United Way creates real solutions to issues facing Rutherford and Cannon Counties,” Nale said. This campaign emphasizes United Way’s belief that it takes everyone to make an impact in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Rebuilding Lives. Of the funds raised in 2011, 90% of contributions came from investments of $1,000 or less. This effort by the Small Business Committee illustrates that every investment can make an impact when added together. As part of the Add It Up Campaign, local businesses are being asked to give at three different levels. One hundred dollar investors will be recognized in the Add It Up listing, $250 investors will be recognized in the Community Champion Level listing, and $500 investors will be recognized in the Rutherford Society listing and will also be included in United Way’s annual leadership publications. For more information about how your business can be a part of the 2012 Add It Up Campaign, contact Dana Barrett at 615-893-7303 or Dana.Barrett@uwrutherford.org.