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2015 OEDA Annual Excellence Awards — Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual excellence awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized state-wide!

A panel of OEDA members will assess the nominations, determine finalists, and select an overall winner. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the OEDA Annual Summit to take place Oct. 21-23 Columbus Marriott Northwest 5605 Blazer Pkwy. Dublin, OH 43017. Award finalists will be notified prior to the Annual Summit.

Winners and finalists will be promoted on OEDA’s website and in an OEDA e-newsletter. This information may also be published by winners and finalists in the media and used for promotional purposes.

Award categories include:
1. Best Project
2. Excellence in Economic Development Marketing
3. Excellence in Economic Development Innovation
4. Excellence in Workforce Development Innovation
5. Excellence in Volunteerism
6. Rookie of the Year
Click here for the award category descriptions.

Eligibility Criteria
Nominees in all categories must be individuals or organizations that operate within Ohio and may be a community-based or non-government organization, a government agency, or a private for-profit organization. Please note that an entry may be deemed inapplicable if the judging committee feels that the entry does not fit the category selected by the nominator.

Nomination Procedure
To nominate an individual or an organization for an award, please complete the appropriate nomination form(s) and submit with the requested information for each no later than July 31, 2015. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Nominations are free for current OEDA members.The nomination fee for non-members is $50 per entry (nominator and/or nominee must be an OEDA member to qualify for no entry fee). The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2015. Non-members will be invoiced for the $50 fee per entry.  Payment is due July 31, 2015.

Please submit your nomination(s) by July 31, 2015 via mail, fax, or email to:
Ohio Economic Development Association
17 High Street, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215
FAX: 614/221-1989 or OEDA@AssnOffices.com

Questions?  Please contact the OEDA offices at 800-632-7763.

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