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Luncheon celebrates small businesses
Chamber event Feb. 23
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Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce 2012 Small Business Awards Luncheon

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$15 for chamber members, $30 for non-members
Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23

There’s still time to sign up for an annual business awards presentation.

The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2012 Small Business Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

Jason Mock, director of the chamber’s Small Business Services Center, said he and other officials are looking forward to a good turnout.

"We have about 131 folks signed up to attend," Mock said. "We’ll probably be up to around 150 by next week."

The highlight of the luncheon will be the presentation of several honors to outstanding local businesses.

"We’ll be giving out 11 awards," Mock said. "We received over 90 nominations for these awards. People really put a lot of effort into giving us great nominations this year."

Among the awards to be presented, Mock said, are business mentor, entrepreneur of the year and new business.

Three awards will also be given for small businesses: one for companies up to nine employees; another for those from 10 to 99; and a third for those with more than 100 employees.

Mock said the Heritage Award will also be given.

"This will be our second year for that award," he said. "It goes to a business with more than 20 years of service in our community."

Mock said seven nominations were received from the community for the Heritage Award. They were then voted on by chamber members.

This marks the second year these awards have been presented during a lunch event.

Before that, they were included in the chamber’s Annual Dinner in November.

"We like to spotlight these awards through a separate event," Mock said. "That worked out really well last year."

Those interested in attending the lunch, which is $15 for chamber members and $30 for non-members, are asked to R.S.V.P. on the chamber’s Web site, but walk-ins will also be accepted.