For the past two years a primary goal for Mayor Belle Isle and the Alpharetta City Council has been economic development. And from the very beginning we understood that as our city works to attract new businesses it is crucial not to overlook the businesses that already make Alpharetta home.
So Director Peter Tokar and Samir Abdullahi in our Economic Development Department have made it a high priority to recognize and facilitate the growth of our current employers. As the elected representatives of the people of Alpharetta we appreciate these businesses choosing to do business here and we understand that their success is good for our community.
One of the ways Alpharetta now demonstrates our appreciation and commitment to these businesses is by recognizing them at Alpharetta’s Annual Business Awards Breakfast. Below is the press release outlining the process for submitting nominations for this event.
This year’s event will be held March 25th from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Metropolitan Club on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. I hope you will take the time to join us in celebrating the businesses that make Alpharetta home and if you know of any businesses who have received special recognition please let us know.
Alpharetta Seeks Top Businesses To Recognize At March Event
Businesses located within the City of Alpharetta that received a significant award, accolade or recognition in 2013 are encouraged to send information to the City for consideration as part of Alpharetta’s 2nd Annual Business Awards Breakfast. All submissions must be received by no later than Tuesday, March 18.
Submissions should be sent to the City’s Economic Development Manager, Samir Abdullahi, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Abdullahi, the size of the business is not important; only the nature and quality of their achievement in 2013.
“The Business Awards Breakfast is about turning a spotlight onto those Alpharetta businesses that exemplify our drive for excellence; that seek to become the standard by which other companies in their field are measured,’ said Abdullahi. “The event also provides opportunity for the leaders of Alpharetta’s elite businesses to network, seek common opportunities, and learn about initiatives being undertaken by the City of Alpharetta that will impact the local business community.”
According to Abdullahi, the City’s selection committee will review all of the submissions received to identify the businesses that are most deserving of further recognition. To be considered, a business must submit the name of and information about the award or accolade that they received in 2013, the reason for which the award was received, a brief overview of their company (200 words or less), and a list of company representatives (limit 3) who they would like to attend the event if selected.
Only businesses located within the legal geographic boundaries of the City of Alpharetta are eligible for consideration.