The holidays are officially underway. It is a great time to share your Christmas cheer with folks you often take for granted.
Many local businesses work through the year to make your shopping and business experiences pleasant by creating and maintaining attractive sites. Join us this month in recognizing some of them by nominating them for our quarterly Win-dex Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Dec. 31.
The awards are our way of recognizing attractive businesses.
Attractive businesses are run by people who know that looking good makes a statement about their businesses. Its good business to be an attractive site. It brings in more customers and increases sales. It also helps create a positive work environment for employees. They can even benefit all of us by attracting new business. They make our whole community look good.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Win-dex Awards with Keep Liberty Beautiful. We need your help to recognize businesses that deserve it. I know this is an incredibly busy time of the year, but just think how much some local business owner will appreciate being selected.
Here are points to consider:
• Is the exterior clean and free of litter, including cigarette butts?
• Is the landscape well maintained?
• Is the building exterior attractive and well-maintained?
• Is the property mowed? Is the sidewalk and parking area clean and maintained?
• Are there attractive plantings and other decorations on the outside?
• Is the entry way inviting?
• Do the efforts of this business improve an area that would benefit from enhancement?
Additional points that could be considered:
• Is the business a good citizen that works to maintain the nearby road and the right-of-way by keeping it attractive and litter free?
• What other reasons make this business a standout?
I’ll even throw in a special holiday consideration for this quarter:
• How attractive are their Christmas decorations?
The two winners each quarter are recognized at a monthly Chamber luncheon. They receive plaques and other incentives from the Chamber, including their picture in the annual Chamber magazine. They also receive a yard sign to display. More than 70 businesses have been recognized since 2007.
Nomination forms are available at the Keep Liberty Beautiful office, 912-880-4888, or at the Chamber, 912-368-4445. You also can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The completed form can be mailed to P.O. Box 889, Midway, GA 31320, as well. Make sure that you explain why your nominee deserves recognition. Award winners will be announced at the next Progress Through People Luncheon.
Remember to share some cheer with a local business. Nominate it for a Win-dex Award.
Swida is director of Keep Liberty Beautiful.