2024 Industry Appreciation Awards to be held Oct. 25 at Caloosa Sound

Nominations are open for the 2024 Industry Appreciation Awards, which will recognize Lee County’s top businesses and business leaders on Friday, Oct. 25, at Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Myers.

This year, awards will be given in eight categories:
– Large Business of the Year
– Small Business of the Year
– Large Manufacturer of the Year
– Small Manufacturer of the Year
– Partnership Award
– Supplier Diversity Award
– Innovative Technology Award
– Community Spotlight Award

Now in its 31st year, the Industry Appreciation Awards recognize Lee County businesses and their leaders that drive the local economy, employ the workforce and shape their industries. The awards program is sponsored by the Horizon Foundation, Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development.

“As a business leader myself, I’m well aware of the challenges that entrepreneurs face in our community, but also the tremendous opportunities, collaboration and support system that help all businesses – large and small – continue to thrive,” said Mark Stevens, president of the Horizon Foundation and president of Stevens Construction.

The nomination deadline is June 30. Self-nominations are allowed.

“The Industry Appreciation Awards celebrate and honor business excellence, and we encourage business leaders, customers and community members to highlight the businesses they feel are leading the way by nominating them for an award,” said Guido Minaya, chair of the Horizon Council.

The Industry Appreciation Awards event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at Caloosa Sound Convention Center, 1375 Monroe St. in Fort Myers. Nomination forms are available at IndustryAppreciationAwards.com.