Nominations Open for 2nd Annual Addison County Companies to Watch Awards

Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) will recognize local companies leading the way and having an impact in their communities.

Middlebury, VT, November 02, 2013 --( Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) announced today that it is now accepting nominations for its 2nd Annual “Addison County Companies to Watch” awards, which recognize businesses that are contributing to the county’s economic growth and having a meaningful community impact. Nominations are open until Monday, November 18, and the awards will be presented at the ACEDC Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 5th.

“Our Companies to Watch awards are a great platform for local businesses leading the way for economic growth and good jobs,” says Robin Scheu, ACEDC Executive Director. “Successful companies deserve recognition for their innovation, for enriching our communities, and for their commitment to Addison County’s future,” Scheu says.

Business owners, associates, employees, or fans can nominate eligible businesses. Companies may self-nominate. The Award nomination forms are available online at as a fillable PDF form or by contacting the ACEDC office at 802-388-7953 or

Last year, ACEDC recognized four local businesses – Exclusively Vermont Wood Products, Good Point Recycling, Tata Harper Skincare, and WhistlePig Whiskey – for their contributions to Addison County.

“The Addison County Companies to Watch Awards not only recognize business innovation and entrepreneurial success, but also help these businesses to attract the attention of the investment community, potential partners, and qualified talent,” says Scheu.

Addison County Companies to Watch Awards eligibility criteria includes:

Be a privately held company (business cannot be publicly traded or a subsidiary or division of another company, and not a nonprofit).
Be headquartered in Addison County.
Have been in business for a minimum of 2 years and focused on growth rather than survival.
Employ 6 or more full-time employees, including the owners.
Demonstrate the ability or potential to grow.

About Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC)
ADEDC is the resource for navigating opportunities and challenges of doing business in Addison County, Vermont. ACEDC works with businesses in all stages of growth, from pre-venture start-ups to established companies and global corporations, to help them create and retain good paying jobs. Online at
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