Know of a Pittsburgh-area small business whose volunteer efforts help make your community a better place to live and work? As part of the first-ever Pittsburgh Small Business Community Heroes award program, Direct Energy and Pittsburgh Magazine are teaming up to help honor small business owners for doing just that--getting involved and giving back.
The Small Business Community Heroes award program targets small businesses with less than 100 employees and is open to all residents in and around Pittsburgh. Nominations should be 500 words or less and provide specific details about how the small business owner’s contributions and volunteer service have helped to improve the local community.
Nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 19, 2013. A selection committee from First Energy and Pittsburgh Magazine will review all submissions, and the winner will be announced in June. The winner will receive:
- $500 cash prize
- $2000 donation to an organization/cause of choice in their community
- Full-page write up in the July issue of Pittsburgh Magazine
One of the things I really love about being a small business marketing consultant in Pittsburgh is having a chance to see firsthand the contributions small businesses make to the local community. If you know of a small business with less than 100 employees (including your own) that you believe exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism, consider submitting a nomination to the Pittsburgh Small Business Community Heroes award program.
Complete rules, the official nomination form, and all other details can be found on the Small Business Community Heroes site.
By: Shawn Graham
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