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Nominations Being Accepted for the 18th Annual Leesburg Business Awards

Seven categories are being considered for nominations. Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Post Date:02/22/2019 11:12 AM
Leesburg, VA (February 22, 2019) – The Town of Leesburg is now accepting applications for the 18th annual Leesburg Business Awards to be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Nominations are now being accepted for outstanding business practices as they apply in seven award categories:

Community Ambassador Award - Celebrates a business or organization that promotes a positive image of Leesburg as a business location or tourist destination.

Heritage Award - Celebrates a thriving business or organization that has made a long-term commitment to preserving the integrity and character of Leesburg.

Innovations Award - Celebrates a business or organization that has brought recognition to Leesburg through innovative business ventures, unique product development, or other cutting edge business practices.

New Business Award - Celebrates a new business started between January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018 that is respectful of Leesburg’s past and represents the best of the Town’s future.

Public Art Award - Celebrates a business, organization, or individual that contributes to the development of the Town’s public art program or actively supports the arts within the Town of Leesburg. 

Veterans Affairs Award - Celebrates an individual, business, or organization that supports veterans of all conflicts through the practice of exceptional citizenship and leadership.

The George C. Marshall Award - Celebrates an individual who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the community above and beyond business contributions.

Eligible nominees for all categories must have the primary physical location of the company, organization or business entity within the corporate limits of the Town of Leesburg.  Businesses must possess a valid Town of Leesburg business license, must be in compliance with all Town ordinances and with the exception of the “New Business Award” must have been in operation for at least one year. Persons nominated for the George C. Marshall Award do not need to reside within the Town but must be connected to a Leesburg business or organization. 

The nomination form, including award criteria and helpful hints on submitting competitive nominations, can be found on the Town website at The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

The nominees and award recipients will be announced and recognized at the 18th Annual Business Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, please contact Melanie Scoggins at 703-737-7019.  

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Public Information Assistant
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