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Former GWA Winner needs your vote

The race begins! Betty Belts, makers of fine handmade belts, jewelry and accessories and a business with its roots in the surf community, was announced today as one of 50 finalists in the Intuit Small Business United Contest with a chance to win one of five grants valued at up to $25,000. Betty Belts has a reputation as a socially and environmentally responsible business and is a former winner and regular nominee of the Surfer’s Path Green Wave Award.

In the Intuit Small Business United Contest, finalists were required to create a video based on their story, competing with over 1900 others. In her submitted video, Betty Belts owner/designer Donna von Hoesslin opens a door to the world of adventure and inspiration which led to her starting a business based on a passion that had changed her life: Surfing.

Donna’s company and products make a difference in many people’s lives, from the Balinese and US artisans who manufacture them, to the happy customers who wear them and enjoy the compliments on the unique and beautiful handmade belts and jewelry.

“It’s already such an achievement to be a finalist in this prestigious contest. I’m excited about the video and having a chance at winning $25,000 which will be a great boost for my little company. Allowing me to do more, grow and continue to make a difference in many people’s lives,” says Donna, adding “Please watch the video and rate it! Bonus: you’ll finally get to hear me sing!”

View Donna’s Video here:


How to “vote”:

-click on link above and watch the video

-rate it as INSPIRING USEFUL and/or FUNNY (you get THREE votes, one each category)

-Create an Intuit Community ID and password (takes 30 seconds)

-Leave a comment if you want, but not necessary

-Spread it far and wide!


Winners will be announced June 4th.

Please contact Donna for any additional information –;;

Contact: Donna von Hoesslin, Betty Belts, 12 North Fir, Ventura, CA 93001, Tel. 805.648.6997, email:


Betty Belts owner Donna von Hoesslin on her favorite moving catwalk.


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