Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Excellence in Industry Awards. Please complete the following application with detailed information. Only one nomination is necessary; judges choose winners on merit. Categories:

Business Expansion: An award presented to a company that expanded in 2015 through investing capital and creating jobs in Collier County. The winner in this category will have demonstrated growth in terms of sales, staff, services, products, markets and market share.
Company to Watch: This is presented to a business with the potential to make a big impact on Collier County's economic future. This company demonstrates significant growth trends since its opening and exhibits excellence in the areas of management, marketing, customer service and integrity. The recipient of this award sets the standard for entrepreneurship and creativity. The recipient must be a new business that has been in operations more than a year, but less than five years.
Heart of the Community: An award presented to a local nonprofit that exemplifies superior service to the community. An organization that has distinguished itself from others by enhancing the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that assist in the creation of a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County.
Pillar Award: This honor is given to a company that has been in business in Collier County for a minimum of 20 years and has taken an active role in making Collier County the best place to live and do business.
Young Professional of the Year: This award is given to a young professional between the ages of 21 and 40 who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for making a difference in the community.
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