Help us select Business Innovator for 2018

March 6, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — Each year, The Herald-Dispatch’s Citizen Awards program recognizes citizenship, volunteer efforts and accomplishments in business, athletics and the arts. And it’s time to hear from you about the people who made a difference in 2018 for the category of Business Innovator of the Year for 2018.

The award was created in 1996 and is designed to be given to a Tri-State business person who has made a significant impact on the lives of area residents.

Past winners include Jerry McDonald, Patricia Clonch, John Hankins, Marc A. Sprouse, Jeff Bezos, Brent Roswell, Dr. Darrel Darby, Kenney Grant, Benjy Steele, Tom Pressman, Cathy Burns, Harry Zimmerman, Bill Dingus, Bob Childers, Chandler Plywood Products, Tom Bell, Jack Bazemore, Tom, Rick and Jack Houvouras, Lynne Fruth, Gary Adams, Jim Weiler and Phil Nelson, and Joe Murphy.

To make a nomination, just send a letter or email with your suggestion.

Nominations are due by March 22, when they will be reviewed by panel of editors and reporters for the final selections.

The winners will be announced with front-page profiles in The Herald-Dispatch and also will receive a $5,000 grant of promotional space in the newspaper that can be used to promote the charity or nonprofit of their choice.

Make your nomination

To make a nomination for any of the Citizen Awards please send the following:

NOMINEE’S NAME: How we can contact him or her (telephone number and/or email address).

YOUR NAME: How we can contact you (telephone number and/or email address).

NOMINATION: The name of the award the nomination is for and four paragraphs on why this person should be considered.

DEADLINE: Please have your nominations postmarked or emailed by March 22.

MAIL: Citizen Awards, The Herald-Dispatch, 946 5th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701

EMAIL: lessmith@herald-dispatch.com.