Each year the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation, and the Lee County Economic Development Office celebrate local business contributions through the Industry Appreciation Awards.

The application deadline is quickly approaching for Lee County’s largest business event of the year. Explore category descriptions below and with one click apply online!

Business Citizenship

Awarded to a company whose financial, volunteer and active involvement in community organizations and programs create a better quality of business and civic life in Lee County. (Small and large categories)

Diversity in Business
Awarded to a business that has implemented programs in the workplace to create and promote diversity.

Start up of the Year
Awarded to a company founded in Lee County in the last 3-5 years that has demonstrated continued growth both financially and in staffing since start-up while leading and overcoming challenges.

Non-Profit of the Year
Awarded to a Section 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that has recognized a business or civic need within our community and through community responsibility, and innovation. (Small and large categories)

Business of the Year
Awarded to a company that has been in business 6+ years in Lee County under the same corporate name and ownership who has been successful in offering high-quality products & services with superior customer service.