Get Involved in Nominating Your Community’s Leaders

It’s that time of year again – the Orlando Business Journal is accepting nominations for several awards, including the Best Places to Work, Women Who Mean Business and 40 under 40.

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Calling all nominations!

Orlando Business Journal will recognize companies and nonprofits deemed by their employees to be the Best Places to Work in our community.

Only organizations with 10 or more employees in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties are eligible to participate.

Human resource officers or other representatives of the company or nonprofit should complete and submit this online form by May 14 or go to our Web site at

Employees of the nominated companies then will be asked to complete and submit an online employee survey. There will be four weeks allowed for the surveys to be completed.

Winners will be announced at an awards breakfast on July 30, and featured in the July 30 issue Orlando Business Journal.

Only online nominations will be accepted. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on May 14, 2010.

For more information, contact Managing Editor Susan Lundine at or (407) 241-2892.  Deadline: May 14, 2010


Help Orlando Business Journal recognize those leaders in Central Florida who are under 40 years old.

Those people who are recognized for this award will be the men and women throughout the region who have already played a key role in shaping our community. They are not those with potential. They are people who have proven their potential by taking leadership roles in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties.

We will recognize 40 of these individuals and name a man and woman of the year.

Last year, Richard McCree Jr., with McCree General Contractors and Architects, was recognized as the Man of the Year and Megan Costa DeVault, with Akerman Senterfitt, was named Woman of the Year.

We will recognize this group of leaders at an awards reception the evening of June 10.

Being recognized as a Forty under 40 honoree in the past does not prevent one from being named again.

All fields are mandatory for submission! Only online nominations will be accepted.  The number of nominations has no bearing, so no ballot stuffing, please.

Nomination deadline Friday, March 19, 2010 at 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Managing Editor Susan Lundine at or (407)241-2892.


Jessica Hadler Baines is founder of American Business Group Business Brokers, LLC based in Florida, USA. She has offered business brokerage and business visa/immigrations services and business start-up consultation since 2006.