Nominations Open for Leesburg Business Awards

The Town of Leesburg is accepting nominations for outstanding business practices in 10 categories in advance of the 16th annual awards program.

Nominations are sought for the following categories by April 5.

Ambassador Award – Celebrates a business or organization that promotes a positive image of Leesburg as a business location or tourist destination.

Community Steward Award – Celebrates a business or organization that actively contributes its time, talent and resources to community improvement efforts.

Environmental Award – Celebrates a business that leads or participates in activities that benefit the environment through its business practices and policies.

Heritage Award – Celebrates a thriving business or organization that has made a long-term commitment to preserving the integrity and character of Leesburg’s Old & Historic District.

Home-Based Business Award – Celebrates the owner of a unique business, operated from a residence located within Leesburg.

Innovations Award – Celebrates a business or organization that has brought recognition to Leesburg through innovative business ventures, unique product development or other cutting edge business practices.

New Business Award – Celebrates a new business started in 2016 that is respectful of Leesburg’s past and represents the best of the Town’s future.

Public Art Award – Celebrates a business, organization or individual that contributes to the development of the Town’s public art program, or actively supports the arts within the Town of Leesburg.

Veterans Affairs Award – Celebrates an individual, business or organization that supports veterans of all conflicts through the practice of exceptional citizenship and leadership.

The George C. Marshall Award – Celebrates an individual who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the community above and beyond business contributions.

For more details on the criteria for each award, an online nomination form and tips on submitting competitive nominations, go to

Eligible nominees must have the primary physical location of the company, organization or business entity within Leesburg’s corporate limits, possess a valid town business license, be in compliance with all town ordinances, and have been in operation for at least one year. Individuals nominated for the George C. Marshall Corporate Citizen Award do not need to reside within the town.

The nominees and award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center.

For more information, please contact Kindra Harvey at 703-771-6530 or

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