We are so proud of Penny, our founder and CEO, who was named the 2011 Small Business Person of the Year by the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce. Check it out below:
The Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce has selected iPriceMatch.com founder and CEO Penny Perez as their 2011 Small Business Person of the Year. Perez was honored Friday night at the 29th Annual Awards and 37th Board Installation Gala, held in the Champagne Ballroom at the Paris Las Vegas.
According to the Latin Chamber of Commerce, “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy. This award recognizes outstanding local small businesses in Las Vegas who are helping to grow our economy.” Perez launched iPriceMatch.com in 2011 and it continues to grow. The website compares grocery prices in the Las Vegas market and provides users with the lowest price in town for each item. “I created the site so that people could quickly and easily acquire the knowledge they need to save money at the grocery store – why are we paying $5.89 for peanut butter when it is available at another store for $1.69?” says Perez, “My goal is to provide a service that gives people the knowledge they need to improve their lives through healthy eating while saving money.”
Perez has been an active member of the Las Vegas business community for many years. A 25+ year construction industry veteran, Penny is the former CEO and President of MALCO Contracting and was one of the few female presidents in the Las Vegas construction industry. Penny served on the management side of multiple collective bargaining contract negotiations and worked with lawmakers to overhaul the single-pay industrial insurance system. She was appointed to the Southern Nevada Workforce Connections Board in 2009 and was recently selected as one of 50 women in the United Sates to attend the Tuck Executive Education Program at Dartmouth University sponsored by IBM. Perez is a Las Vegas native who attended UNLV and is currently raising her three children, ages 18, 17 and 13, here in the Valley.