Winners of LegalZoom's "What's Your Story?" Video Contest Announced
LegalZoom Customers Shared Their Inspiring Stories to Win Cash Prizes and the Chance to Be Featured in a National TV Commercial
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - With nearly 50,000 views on YouTube and
hundreds of customer stories, LegalZoom.com proudly announces the
winners of their customer "Tell Us Your Story" contest. "We're honored to
hear inspiring stories from LegalZoom customers every day. This video
contest shines the spotlight on our customers, and we hope this collection
of stories will further help to inspire others," said John Suh, Chief
Executive Officer of LegalZoom.
Grand Prize, $5,000 -- Chris Schutte, inventor of Hot Dog EZ Bun Steamer
Chris Schutte used LegalZoom to form his LLC, file a provisional patent and
invention: the Hot Dog EZ Bun Steamer. A long-time inventor, Schutte had
yet to send a product to market under his own name. Through LegalZoom,
Schutte gained the legal protection to go from big dreamer to a successful
First Prize, $3,000 -- Bridget Lane, founder, One Mom on a Mission Charity
and Helping Hands Bakery
After her three sons were diagnosed with autism, Bridget Lane was inspired
to find a way so those with autism and other special needs always have a
job. Leveraging her love of baking, Lane turned to LegalZoom to complete a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit filing for her One Mom on a Mission Charity and its fundraising
arm, Helping Hands Bakery. Lane's effort has made a difference in the
community by giving those with special needs valuable vocational training
at the Helping Hands Bakery.
First Prize, $3,000 -- The Sullivan Family
Pete and Christy Sullivan fell in love, got married and before they knew
it, had two kids of their own. In between the rush of starting a family,
the Sullivans also moved to Boston and Christy graduated from medical
school. While short on money, the Sullivans wanted to protect their most
valuable assets -- their two children. By visiting LegalZoom, the Sullivans
were able to complete their last will and protect their children.
$100 Prize for Every Entrant
After reviewing the videos from all of the entrants, LegalZoom made the
decision to award every eligible entrant a $100 prize for sharing their
inspiring story. "Everyone who entered is a winner because they have taken
the important step towards turning an idea into reality or protecting the
ones they love," said Suh.
To see all the videos entered into the contest, please visit youtube.com/legalzoom.
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