Two Asheville Businesses Nominated to Receive Honors at the US Subscription Box Awards

August 17, 2022

The RunnerBox and Sparkle Hustle Grow have both been nominated for their respective categories

Asheville, NC ­/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The RunnerBox and Sparkle Hustle Grow, both women-owned, Asheville based businesses have been nominated for top honors at this year’s US Subscription Box Awards, a competition which selects the top three subscription boxes across 25 categories and relies on consumer votes to crown a final winner.

The RunnerBox was nominated for Best Health/Fitness box while Sparkle Hustle Grow was nominated for Best Women’s Box. “We’re honored to be included on this very short list of top subscription boxes,” said The RunnerBox CEO, Laura Jorgensen. “Beyond that, we’re thrilled to do so alongside another Asheville business. While perhaps not as distinguished as some other startup cities, the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Asheville is incredibly strong and it’s great to see its force reflected in the nominations.”

Jorgensen attributes the strength of the Asheville contingent to the city’s economic development programs, specifically Venture Asheville’s Elevate program, of which both The RunnerBox and Sparkle Hustle Grow have been associated with. Jeffrey Kaplan, Director of Venture Asheville, an initiative of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County commented saying “These two businesses are emblematic of what an Asheville startup is: built to scale, leveraging technology, and purpose-driven. And the founders of both companies are smart, generous, and collaborative. We’re all so lucky they chose to build their ventures here.”

Voting is open for two weeks, through August 31st with winners being announced on September 5th. To see the full of list of nominees or vote for The RunnerBox or Sparkle Hustle Grow visit here.

About The RunnerBox

The RunnerBox is the longest-standing subscription box in the endurance space. Offering boxes for both runners and cyclists, it is a fun and easy way for any athletes to receive a regular supply of products to enhance their active lifestyles. Each box is filled with hand-picked products tested and approved by a team of professional athletes and nutrition experts. The RunnerBox offers subscriptions which are shipped every second month in addition to limited edition boxes and one-time gift boxes. To learn more about The RunnerBox visit www.therunnerbox.com

About Sparkle Hustle Grow

Sparkle Hustle Grow is an award-winning monthly subscription box and online community for female entrepreneurs which includes books, training, chic office supplies and tech gadgets for Boss Ladies. To learn more about Sparkle Hustle Grow visit www.sparklehustlegrow.com

About Venture Asheville

Venture Asheville is the high-growth entrepreneurship initiative of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC) and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. Venture Asheville grows Asheville’s startup community and connects high-growth entrepreneurs to talent, mentors and investors through unique programming and events. For more on Venture Asheville, visit www.ventureasheville.com.