Creating an attractive Liberty County is good for all of us who live here. Attractive and clean communities attract new businesses and residents, and are healthier places for all of us to grow and thrive.
It is, once again, time to recognize businesses that make the extra effort to make our community an engaging place to live and work and — the most fun of all — to shop.
Keep Liberty Beautiful and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recognize two local businesses each quarter that are attractive and litter-free, and you can have a say by nominating a business that you believe deserves to be appreciated.
Since 2007, the Win-dex Awards have recognized a variety of businesses that make the effort to present inviting appearances.
As I have written before, business’ appearances make a statement about our community. Good-looking businesses are run by people who have figured out that an attractive business is good business for them, too. They are an important component in creating a thriving and economically healthy community. They create more business and attract more new businesses to our community. Growing our business community helps to create more jobs and to maintain a stable local economy. That is good for all of us! So, help us celebrate these businesses making this kind of effort.
We call these honors the Win-dex Awards because we think we should recognize those businesses that are so clean and attractive that they would have a “streak-free shine.” Every business can keep their exterior or storefront neat and their landscape attractive — no matter what the size or budget of the company.
Here are some things to think about when nominating a business:
• Is the exterior clean?
• Does the landscape look well-maintained?
• Is the building’s exterior not in need of repair?
• Is the frontage property mowed and litter-free? Is the sidewalk and parking area clean and maintained?
• Are there attractive plantings as decoration?
• Has the location been recently upgraded or renovated?
• Is the business a good citizen that works to maintain the roadway or frontage where the business is located?
Don’t hesitate to nominate your own business or the business where you work. Nomination forms are available at the Keep Liberty Beautiful office, by calling 880-4888 or emailing to email@example.com, or by calling the Chamber at 368-4445. We will accept nominations through June 30.
Awards will be announced in mid-July at the next Chamber Progress through People Luncheon.