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November 22, 2012

Nominations for Business of the Year

EXETER - Nominations are being accepted for Exeter Area Business of the Year Awards with a deadline of December 21. Entry forms are available at the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce, 24 Front Street, Exeter, or visit www.exeterarea.org.

The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce will honor exemplary businesses in the Exeter area at a luncheon in March for the Annual Business of the Year Awards. The Chamber encourages people in the community to take the time to nominate a business or businesses that they feel are deserving of this distinction.

The award categories are: manufacturing/ technology, education/ non-profits, retail/wholesale, real estate/ construction/engineering, health care, financial services/ insurance, business services and tourism/ hospitality. Nominees must be a member of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce and exemplify good business practices, contribute to their communities and serve as role models for other businesses. Merit, not size should be the key consideration in making nominations. Self nominations are welcome.

For further information, call Krysta at the Chamber 772-2411.

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