SARASOTA, Fla. (July 17, 2013) The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County is seeking award nominations for outstanding business individuals and non-profit organizations. The awards will be announced at the organization’s annual meeting on Sept. 12.
The John J. Cox Community Partner of the Year Award recognizes a Sarasota County non-profit organization that improves the area’s quality of life, through its programs, services and mission, and thus enhances economic development efforts. The award is in honor of John J. Cox of Halfacre Construction Co., who was a leading proponent of economic development. He recognized the importance of non-profit and civic organizations through his contributions of both time and financial support.
The Clyde Nixon Business Leadership Award, sponsored by Sun Hydraulics Corp., is given to a Sarasota County individual whose legacy of lifetime achievement embodies outstanding personal and business values and accomplishments. Clyde Nixon, who was Chairman of Sun Hydraulics, was known for his support of economic development and community involvement. He was a man of integrity and strong ethics, treating everyone fairly with a sense of humor and an astute business mind.
The deadline for John J Cox Partner of the Year nominations is July 22 and nominations for the Clyde Nixon Leadership award must be received by July 31. For more details and nomination forms, go to http://www.edcsarasotacounty.com/events/2013-annual-meeting.html?date=3
The EDC of Sarasota County is the private, not-for-profit corporation leading the community’s economic development strategy to add high-wage jobs and diversify the local economy. The EDC provides business assistance to companies in Sarasota County and helps forge solutions to community challenges that affect quality of life. The EDC works in partnership with chambers of commerce, local governments and other organizations throughout the county and the region. For more information, visit www.edcsarasotacounty.com.