Nominations open for small biz award

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The deadline for nominations for the Step Up Workplace Innovator Award is Sept. 1.

The awards showcase innovative and meaningful employer practices that benefit that employer's low-wage workers.

Step Up Savannah Inc. will recognize businesses that have adopted creative workplace practices for their low-wage employees with the 2010 Workplace Innovator Award. The winner will be announced at the organization's annual meeting on Oct. 14.

To be considered for the 2010 Workplace Innovator Award, an organization must fill in a two-page nomination form. Organizations are encouraged to self-nominate. Nominations are evaluated by a team of judges from the city of Savannah, Step Up Savannah, the Savannah Economic Development Authority and last year's winner, IKEA.

The top two applications will be selected for a site visit from the team of judges during the week of Sept. 20.

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