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2018 Economic Impact Awards

Source: Warren County Economic Development
Author: Brennan Ginder
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Time: 12:01 PM

Now through September 21st, community members are encouraged to nominate deserving Warren County businesses for any or all of the 2018 Economic Impact Award categories. Click here or the green button below to nominate a business today! Self-nominations are encouraged.
 
There are six award categories and three recognition categories to nominate for:
  • Business of the Year
  • Top Business in a Small Community (Under 3,000 Population)
  • Producer/Manufacturer Business of the Year
  • Most Innovative New Product or Service
  • New Business of the Year
  • Woman-Owned Business of the Year
  • Exporter Recognition
  • Veteran-Owned Business Recognition
  • Business Longevity - Milestone Recognition
 
WCEDC is looking for businesses that exhibit a positive economic impact within their communities. A few examples of economic impact may include any of any of the following criteria:
  • Bringing new dollars to the County (exporting). 
  • Producing, selling, or providing unique or innovative products/services. 
  • Operating out of a physical commercial location within Warren County (pays property taxes, mortgage or lease, utilities, etc.).
  • A high amount of sales each year (relative to industry type). 
  • Employing more than two full-time employees, not including the owner(s). 
  • Operating the business within Warren County for more than three years. 
  • Contributing to the economy regularly in other ways such as donations, volunteer time, in-kind products or services to charities, events, other businesses, schools, etc.
 

Finalists for each award category will be announced September 28th. The public will then vote online October 1st-15th to determine the winners, which will be announced at the annual economic development celebration on Thursday, October 25th from 5-7 pm in Great Hall at Simpson College. This county-wide celebration is being held to acknowledge positive developments and activity around Warren County, announce the economic impact awards, celebrate the one year anniversary of Hometown Pride, and to continue the momentum into the future with GroWARRENow 2.0. Please mark your calendars to attend the event and celebrate Warren County’s progress and achievements!

 

 

Finalists for each award category will be announced September 28th. The public will then vote online October 1st-15th to determine the winners, which will be announced at the annual economic development celebration on Thursday, October 25th from 5-7 pm in Great Hall at Simpson College. This county-wide celebration is being held to acknowledge positive developments and activity around Warren County, announce the economic impact awards, celebrate the one year anniversary of Hometown Pride, and to continue the momentum into the future with GroWARRENow 2.0. Please mark your calendars to attend the event and celebrate Warren County’s progress and achievements!