CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Economic Development Corp. is accepting nominations for the organization’s 2014 Business Champion Awards.
In its seventh year, the MCEDC awards program recognizes outstanding companies that have made a positive impact on McHenry County’s economy and that are exceptional primary employers.
Business Champions typically are companies with strong vision, a solid long-range business strategy and best practices that make them stand out among others.
Nominations categories are based on the number of employees. There are categories for small companies with 24 or fewer employees, medium companies with 25 to 100 employees, large companies more than 100 employees and special category for companies with more than 300 employees. The judges are business leaders from outside of the county.
Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 30.
All nominees are introduced during the MCEDC annual dinner Oct. 28 at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake.
The 2014 Business Champions will be announced at the dinner and presented with their awards by keynote speaker Eric Tech, senior vice president of strategy and planning and president of global and specialty businesses at Navistar Inc.
Information and forms are available on the MCEDC website, www.mchenrycountyedc.com, or by calling the MCEDC office at 815-893-0895.