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F.I.S.H. of San-Cap, Shell Point make finalist list for Industry Appreciation Awards

By Staff | Aug 14, 2018

The Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development recently announced the finalists for the annual Industry Appreciation Awards set for Oct. 4, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Estero.

The Business Citizenship Award is given to a company whose financial, volunteer and active involvement in community organizations and programs create a better quality of business and civic life. Awards will be given in two categories: large (51 or more employees) and small (1-50 employees).

The finalists are Crown Roofing, Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property, Edison National Bank, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Pavese Law Firm and Pushing the Envelope.

The Nonprofit of the Year Award is given to a non-profit organization that has recognized a business or civic need within the community and through community responsibility, innovation, growth, sound business practices and community partnerships serves the community with vision and integrity. Awards will be given in two categories: large (operational budget over $1 million) and small (operational budget under $1 million).

The finalists are Alliance for the Arts, Child Care of SW Florida, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Heights Foundation, SWFL Crime Stoppers and Wildcat Run Charitable Foundation.

The Diversity in Business Award is given to a business that has implemented programs in the workplace to create and promote diversity by employing initiatives within the organization and community.

The finalist is Lee Health.

The Startup of the Year Award is given to a company founded in the last three to five years that has demonstrated continued growth financially and in staffing while leading and overcoming challenges.

The finalists are Minaya Learning Global Solutions, Oasis Senior Advisors and Testimonial Tree.

The Business of the Year Award is given to a company in business six or more years that has successfully offered high-quality products, services, customer relations and employee development. It must also demonstrate strong ethical standards, exemplary leadership in its industry and among clients contributing to the economic growth and free enterprise of Lee County.

The finalists are FineMark National Bank and Trust, Shell Point Retirement Community and Sunshine Ace Hardware.

A panel of local business and community leaders served as judges for the awards.

For more information, visit www.leecountybusiness.com/iaw.