The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual Small Business of the Year award through April 5. Visit www.hendersonvance.org or contact the Chamber at 252.438.8414 to ask for a nomination form.
There are several criteria to keep in mind when considering a local business to nominate, according to information from the Chamber’s Business Growth and Development Committee that oversees the annual awards program.
The business must be a member of the Chamber, be located within Vance County and have 50 or fewer employees, for starters. The business must be at least three years old and experiencing growth or stability during its operation and fills a void in the business community, perhaps providing a critical service or products or simply offering a unique approach to delivery of goods and services.
And finally, the business should be supportive of community growth and sustainability.
Governmental agencies, municipalities, schools and non-profits organizations are not eligible for nomination.
Additionally, there is space on the nomination form to note any extraordinary circumstances that the business may have overcome to remain in business.
Completed nomination forms should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 for consideration. Email forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop the form off at the Chamber office, 414. S. Garnett St., Henderson.