HONORING LEE COUNTY BUSINESSES, NONPROFITS
The 2017 Industry Appreciation Awards— sponsored by the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and the Lee County Economic Development Office—were recently presented at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.
The awards honor local businesses and nonprofit organizations, and encompass five categories: business citizenship, diversity in business, startup of the year, nonprofit of the year, and business of the year. Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman and Horizon Council Chairman Gary Griffin were on hand to bestow the following awards:
“Business Citizenship” went to Aubuchon Homes and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and “Diversity in Business” to CONRIC PR & Marketing. “Startup of the Year” was awarded to iPartnerMedia and “Nonprofit of the Year” to PACE Center for Girls of Lee County and the Lee Health Foundation. Norman Love Confections was named “Business of the Year.”
The Horizon Council is a “public-private economic advisory board to Lee County commissioners, created in 1991 to serve as the voice of business” in the county. Lee County’s EDO mission is “to attract new and diversified businesses resulting in high-wage, high-skilled jobs, retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses, and improve the overall business environment” in the county.