The Western Business Alliance will hold its inaugural Founders Day Awards Luncheon at the Mayacoo Lakes Country Club on Wednesday, Sept. 21 starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
The awards luncheon is the first of its kind for the organization. “I’m extremely excited for the luncheon,” said Natalie Stolbach of Barry’s Jewelry Spa and chair of the event. “We wanted to recognize those who run all sizes of business, and the alliance is the only organization to have an award in the micro-business sector for those who have one or two employees.”
The awards luncheon will recognize the achievements of TWBA members in five different categories: businesses with over 10 employees, small businesses with 3 to 10 employees, micro-businesses with 1 or 2 employees, nonprofit and education.
The selection committee is looking for businesses who have established themselves as leaders in the community and have helped to strengthen and support fellow TWBA members — increasing economic growth, education and community awareness. Each nominee must meet four criteria: be a member in good standing, be actively involved in the organization, show how they have helped strengthen the community of TWBA businesses, and show consistent economic growth, education and community awareness.
An additional award, the Citizen of the Year Award, will be given to an individual in recognition of their community involvement. Nominees for the award do not have to be members of the alliance.
“The alliance has been in existence for just under two years, and we have seen terrific growth in our membership,” explained Maureen Gross of Keller Williams Realty Wellington and a TWBA board member. “By establishing these awards, we wanted to recognize some of our member businesses that have stepped-up and interacted with fellow businesses through the alliance, and, thereby, helped strengthen the member businesses and the whole economic community.”
The deadline for award nominations is Monday, Aug. 29. To make a nomination, for more information about sponsorships or to purchase tickets, visit www.thewesternbusinessalliance.com.