Henderson to celebrate economic development, small businesses

15th annual awards event to recognize local success in multiple categories Nov. 13

EcDevAwards2013HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the city of Henderson’s Economic Development/Redevelopment division will host Henderson’s 15th Annual Economic Development and Small Business Awards from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas, 1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway. Tickets for the dinner program are $70 and can be purchased online at hendersonchamber.com.

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will highlight members who are making a difference in the small business community in eight categories: Above and Beyond Award, All in the Family Award, Business on the Rise Award, Innovation Award, Outstanding Community Service Award, Outstanding Nonprofit Award, Noble Award and the Green Award, a new category for this year.

“Small businesses do a lot for our community, and it’s important to recognize their efforts,” said Scott Muelrath, president and CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.

Henderson Chamber members nominated local businesses for awards, and a committee will choose three finalists in each category to be voted on by the membership. The winners will be announced at the Nov. 13 event.

Categories for the economic development awards, which recognize significant contributions and investments in Henderson in the last 12 months, include the Economic Development Project of the Year, Expansion Project of the Year, and Redevelopment Project of the Year. The Private Sector Person of the Year Award and the O’Callaghan Public Sector Person of the Year, named for former Gov. Mike and Carolyn O’Callaghan, recognize individuals in the community.

“This event will give us the opportunity to spotlight the projects and the people that have made an impact in the community,” said Barbra Coffee, director of economic development/redevelopment for the city of Henderson. “This is a great way for us to celebrate the jobs that have been created and the investments that have been made over the last year.”

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, professional organization committed to promoting and supporting member businesses.

For more information regarding this event, call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or visit hendersonchamber.com.

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