The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will accept formal nominations for its fifth-annual Excellence in Commerce awards through 5 p.m. Aug. 31.
The program honors Douglas County employers that excel in one of four categories: Manufacturing/Distribution; Service; Retail; and Non-Profit, a new category this year. The chamber also will present the Bob Billings Rising Star Award to an outstanding emerging company.
"Douglas County businesses are essential to our economy, and it is exciting to recognize them for their outstanding efforts and excellence," said Beth Johnson, the chamber's vice president for economic development. "We encourage any company deserving of the award to apply."
Applications will be judged on areas ranging from business stability and growth to community involvement.
Nomination forms can be found at www.lawrencechamber.com or may be obtained at the chamber office, 734 Vt.