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Economic Development Awards

NEWTON, NC (Sept. 1, 2017)—The Newton Business Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for outstanding businesspeople and businesses to honor at its annual meeting.

The mission of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) is to advise Newton City Council on business issues that impact the city including retail, commercial, downtown, and residential development; ordinances and codes to support development and redevelopment; investments needed by the public and private sectors to carry out development and redevelopment projects; and potential incentives to attract new business investment.

In order to celebrate the contributions of Newton’s businesses and their leaders, the BAC will present two 2017 Economic Development Awards—one to a business with fewer than 100 employees and one to a business with more than 100 employees—and the 2017 Economic Development Professional of the Year Award at its annual meeting on Oct. 26. Award recipients will be honored with community recognition and a plaque to celebrate their accomplishments.

Businesses and business leaders throughout the city of Newton are eligible (members of the BAC are ineligible). Nominations must be received by Oct. 2.

2017 Economic Development Award
The Economic Development Award recognizes exceptional contributions of Newton’s businesses in any of the following efforts: business retention, business recruitment, business expansion, and community involvement. The award is presented to a Newton business that has had a significant impact on the growth of Newton’s economic development during the past 12 months. Nominees will be judged on criteria including any of the following: innovativeness; economic development accomplishments; community commitment or involvement; measured objectives which may include jobs created, jobs retained or improved, monetary investment in the community, or additions to the tax base; and additional benefits to the community. Companies may nominate themselves or be nominated by anyone in the community.

2017 Economic Development Professional of the Year Award
The Economic Development Professional of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a leader in the economic development of Newton. Nominees will be judged on their significant achievements and the economic impact of those achievements on their organization and the community as a whole. Professionals may nominate themselves or be nominated by any member of the community.

Make your nomination today by completing our online form or by completing a PDF nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Frick at 828-695-4266 or africk@newtonnc.gov.