Nominations open for INCREASE Micro Entrepreneur AwardsAnnouncements — By Melanie McIntyre on March 14, 2013 at 8:00 am
INCREASE Community Development Corporation is now accepting nominations for its 9th Annual Micro Entrepreneur Awards.
The awards recognizes entrepreneurs with five or fewer employees (including the owner) for their success and growth in business. Nominees must have owned a business for at least two years and have demonstrated involvement in their local communities.
Entrepreneurs can be nominated in the following industry categories: retail; business-to-business; health and wellness; media and entertainment; FIRE (finance, insurance, and real estate); and non-profit and consumer services.
A panel of judges will select one awardee in each industry category. Today is the last day nominations can be submitted online at INCREASEcdc.org.
The awards ceremony will take place May 23 at Columbus Christian Center Church, located at 2300 N. Cassady Ave. A networking reception kicks off the event from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to the reception are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Guests can purchase tickets online at INCREASEcdc.org beginning April 10.
Melanie McIntyre has served as editorial director of The Metropreneur since its launch in 2010. She previously worked as a staff writer for a business and legal newspaper, where she wrote more than 500 stories about finance and real estate and development in Central Ohio. Since 2008, Melanie has worked on a freelance basis for several local entities, including Columbus Underground, where she is a featured writer. She also blogs about fashion, style, and pop culture at Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is a graduate of The Ohio State University, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.
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