Last call for 2024 Industry Appreciation Awards nominations

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June 28, 2024



Submissions to close July 5

The deadline to submit applications for the Industry Appreciation Awards is fast approaching. Friday, July 5 is the final day applications will be accepted for the awards program.

This is the 32nd year of the Industry Appreciation Awards, which recognize Lee County’s top businesses and their leaders that drive the local economy, employ the workforce and shape their industries. The awards program is sponsored by the Horizon Foundation, Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development.

Awards will be given in the following nine categories on Friday, Oct. 25 at Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Myers:

  • Large Business of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Large Manufacturer of the Year
  • Small Manufacturer of the Year
  • Partnership Award
  • Supplier Diversity Award
  • Innovative Technology Award
  • Community Spotlight Award
  • Minority Owned Business Award

“I’m looking forward to another great year of honoring Lee County’s top businesses and business leaders,” said Guido Minaya, chair of the Horizon Council and CEO of Minaya Learning Global Solutions. “I understand and appreciate all the hard work they put into their organizations each and every day in order to succeed and to help our community succeed. It’s exciting to recognize them for what they do.”

The Industry Appreciation Awards event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at Caloosa Sound Convention Center, 1375 Monroe St. in Fort Myers. Application forms are available at Self-nominations are allowed.