Newton, NC – The Newton Business Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for outstanding business people and businesses to honor for their contributions to the city.

The mission of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) is to advise Newton City Council on business issues that impact the city including retail, commercial, downtown, and residential development; ordinances and codes to support development and redevelopment; investments needed by the public and private sectors to carry out development and redevelopment projects; and potential incentives to attract new business investment.

In order to celebrate the role of Newton’s businesses and their leaders, the BAC will present two 2019 Economic Development Awards—one to a business with fewer than 100 employees and one to a business with more than 100 employees—and the 2019 Economic Development Professional of the Year Award. Award recipients will be honored with community recognition and a plaque to celebrate their accomplishments.

Businesses and business leaders throughout the city of Newton are eligible (members of the BAC are ineligible). Nominations may be made by visiting and clicking on the Economic Development Awards link in the In the News section on the homepage. Nominations must be received by Sept. 23.

The Economic Development Professional of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a leader in the economic development of Newton. Nominees will be judged on their significant achievements and the economic impact of those achievements on their organization and the community as a whole. Professionals may nominate themselves or be nominated by any member of the community.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Frick at 828-695-4266 or [email protected].