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Now Accepting Business of the Year Nominations

The Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Garrettsville Economic Development Group are excited to announce the 1st Annual Business Awards.   These awards will be presented during an Awards Event in August.

To be nominated for an award, the business must be located in the Garrettsville, Freedom Township, Nelson Township, Hiram or Hiram Township limits.

Anyone can nominate a business. Nomination forms are available online at  garrettsvillearea.com and weeklyvillager.com. All nominations must be received by June 29, 2012.  The winners for each category will be voted on by majority of the committee.

The categories are as follows:

Small Business of The Year:  This award is presented to a community business with ten or fewer employees. The Small Business of the year has demonstrated best business practices and has made substantial contributions to improving the business, social or educational atmosphere of the community.

Industrial Business of The Year:  This award is presented to a manufacturing or other industrial business with ten or more employees. The Industrial Business of the Year has demonstrated best business practices and has made substantial contributions to improving the business, social or educational atmosphere of the community.

Retail Business of The Year:  This award is presented to a  business that sells goods directly to customers and has a physical storefront in the community. The Retail Business of the Year models customer service and provides a destination that brings customers from local and beyond into the community. This business has also used the storefront to advance social or educational opportunities in the community.

Best Place to Work:  This award is presented to a business which demonstrates a model workplace.

New Business of The Year:  This award is presented to a  business that has been in the community for 18 months or less and has demonstrated best business practices and has made substantial contributions to improving the business, social or educational atmosphere of the community.

All nominations must be received by June 29, 2012 to be considered. Please submit your nomination(s) to 2012 Business of The Year, c/o The Weekly Villager, 8454 Windham Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231.

Make your nominations online at: http://garrettsvillearea.com/awards.html

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