FORT MYERS, Fla. – August 8, 2018 – The 24th Annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award application deadline is fast approaching. Coordinated and sponsored by McGriff Insurance Services and BB&T Bank, the Blue Chip Community Business Award recognizes successful, small businesses in Lee, Collier, or Charlotte County that have overcome adversity to achieve success. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Independent judges will pick the honoree once all applications have been collected. Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party. To qualify, the for-profit business must have been in operation for at least three years under the same ownership with principal office located in Lee, Collier or Charlotte County, employ five to 400 people and have overcome adversity to achieve success. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa (5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs).
To submit an application, please contact Stacey Mercado at (239) 433-7189 or SMercado@mcgriffinsurance.com.
The 2018 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award is endorsed by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Economic Development Office, Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida, City of Cape Coral Economic Development Office, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southwestern State College, Florida Weekly, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Gulfshore Business, Hodges University, Lee County Economic Development Office/Horizon Council, Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Florida Business Today, Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Southwest Florida, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.
About McGriff Insurance Services
McGriff Insurance Services, formerly BB&T Insurance Services, is a subsidiary of BB&T Insurance Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1922, it operates more than 200 offices through Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Texas and California and is the fifth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and internationally. Visit mcgriffinsurance.com to learn more.
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