The 25th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award program will take place on Nov. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs.
Coordinated and sponsored by McGriff Insurance Services, the program recognizes small-business owners who have overcome adversity to achieve success. Registration for the event is free and available here.
Thriving for-profit companies with their principal office located in Charlotte, Collier, or Lee County may apply for the award. Eligible companies must have been in continuous operation for at least three years under the same ownership and have five to 400 payroll employees.
Applications are due by Sept. 4, at which time an independent panel of judges will select five finalists to be honored at the Nov. 6 luncheon.
Of the five finalists, one business will be announced as the Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award recipient at the luncheon ceremony.
Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party. To submit an application, contact Stacey Mercado at (239) 433-7189 or SMercado@mcgriffinsurance.com.