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Catherine Miller Ranks #2 in StartupNation's Top Ten Most Innovative Businesses in the U.S.

Catherine Miller Designs Ranked #2 in the Top Ten Most Innovative Businesses in the U.S. by StartupNation.  StartupNation made its selection from among thousands of home-based entrepreneurs who entered the competition. StartupNation, a leading business advice and social networking site for entrepreneurs on November 5th, 2007 named Catherine Miller Designs of Buckhannon, WV a Top Ten "Most Innovative" in the first annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 ranking of the nation's top home-based businesses. Organized into 10 categories such as Highest Vote-Getters, Boomers Back in Business and Best Financial Performers, the Home-Based 100 celebrates the innovative, nimble and resourceful home-based entrepreneurs who have gone largely unrecognized until now.

"Although large companies often grab the headlines, home-based businesses today are thriving," said Rich Sloan, entrepreneurial author, radio host and co-founder of StartupNation. "Millions of people are following their passions through entrepreneurship by pursuing innovative, sound business ideas."  The StartupNation Home-Based 100, composed of ten Top Ten lists, presents a unique look at the nation's top home-based businesses. Category winners span a wide range of revenue levels, sectors, ages and other characteristics.

For 33 years, Catherine Miller has pursued the dying art of intaglio crystal engraving. Each piece she completes is engraved with original art into fine crystal and glass. All of her work is executed free hand using a variety of stone wheels of different diameters and profiles on a lathe. Some of her collector items have taken up to 200 hours to engrave showing her attention to detail. Catherine has done work for Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden perfumes, been presented at the White House, and engraved original designs for many major corporations and celebrities.  Catherine's desire to follow her dream continues to inspire her and elevate her craft to a higher level. She is the only West Virginia business recognized in the StartupNation Home-Based 100 ranking of the nation's top home-based businesses. Her studio and gallery are located just off Rt. 33 in Buckhannon, WV behind the Hampton Inn, at 7 Cloverleaf Lane.

The gallery is open by appointment only. Visitors wanting to view her art collection may call 304-472-3331 to set an appointment. To view samples of her unique artwork, visit her gallery on this website by clicking here. About StartupNation Founded by Rich and Jeff Sloan, StartupNation provides entrepreneurial advice via a nationally syndicated radio program and through online content for entrepreneurs who want to start a business. The Sloan brothers are successful inventors, experienced entrepreneurs and authors of StartupNation: Open for Business (Doubleday). They appear frequently as small business experts on national television and in online and print media. More information is available at http://www.startupnation.com.