GENESEE COUNTY — Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural 2014 Art of Achievement Awards, according to a press release. The gala event in celebration of excellence in business and hospitality throughout Flint & Genesee will take place on Thursday, November 6 at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint.
The Art of Achievement Awards has evolved from previous celebrations of business excellence hosted by the Chamber as part of the biennial Business Awards and Athena Awards programs combined with the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau’s celebration of service excellence hosted through the annual Hospitality Awards program.
As a comprehensive recognition of achievement in the region, the new program will honor businesses and individuals in 12 categories covering business and hospitality.
Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber says businesses and individuals in the region should be celebrated for continuing to play a role in building a strong regional brand. He says hosting a gala to celebrate achievement at all levels makes sense for Flint & Genesee.
“There is an art to achieving success,” said Herman. “A successful region is comprised of a community that goes above and beyond to have a positive impact on the community. We want to shine a light on those among us who have made great strides and set a standard of excellence. This is our way of letting the community know who is making a difference in Flint & Genesee.”
Nominations are being sought in the following categories:
• CEO Business Award
• Small Business Award
• Minority Owned Business Award
• Woman of Achievement Award
• Young Professional Leader Award
• Nonprofit Impact Award
• Gloria J. DeHart Award
• Hospitality Ambassador Award
• Frontline Ambassador Award
• Restaurant of the Year
• Hotel of the Year
• Community Champion Award
Nominations are open to for-profit businesses, nonprofits and individuals in Genesee County. This year, nomination forms are available online. Selfnomination is allowed.
Sponsorships are also currently available for the inaugural awards event. For more information about the awards and sponsorships contact Heather Kale at (810) 600-1427 or firstname.lastname@example.org. — Rhonda Sanders