Team Clean Founder Donna L. Allie, PhD., was awarded the 2014 Governor’s Entrepreneur Impact Award for the Southeast Division.
On May 30, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett recognized 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs for creating jobs, developing ideas, reaching new markets and making positive contributions in local communities at the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Awards.
Governor Corbett said, “Today, we honor the men and women who spend countless hours providing the leadership and care that it takes to run a successful and growing business. This recognition goes beyond the contributions made to Pennsylvania’s diverse and vibrant economy. Today, we celebrate Pennsylvanians who embody the American dream by taking risks, working hard and achieving success.”
The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact and Export Impact. The awardees were chosen by an independent judging panel selected by the state’s partners, Team Pennsylvania Foundation (Team PA) and Journal Multimedia.
Team Clean was founded by Ms. Allie in 1989. Within two years, the company expanded into commercial cleaning, first focusing on offices with less than 1,000 square feet. Within ten years, Team Clean was contracted to clean major office spaces and event venues, including Veteran’s Stadium, and was named to the list of “Top 100 Businesses” by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Team Clean has been built into one of the region’s largest, fastest-growing and most-honored minority-owned firms based on one rule: always provide unparalleled service to customers. As stated by Ms. Allie: “Our company provides an impeccable service that exceeds our customers’ expectations, and preserves and enhances the value in our customers’ assets. We provide our employees a means to achieve financial self-sufficiency, while helping them to build a stronger sense of family, ethics and business.”
Ms. Allie remains independent and hard-working, dedicated to building her business, improving the lives of her employees, and enhancing a growing, vibrant company headquartered in the City of Philadelphia. Her singular vision includes the goal of providing meaningful employment for over 3,000 men and women. That vision is powered by her passion for providing a re-entry to the workforce for the less fortunate, and comes from her own unique and compelling experiences both as an individual and as a business owner.