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2020 Business. Well Crafted. Award winners to be announced in virtual event via Facebook Live

2020 Business. Well Crafted. Award winners to be announced in virtual event via Facebook Live

Oct 12, 2020 | Economic Development , Planning and Development , Boards and Commissions , Communications

The City of Hickory Business Development Committee (BDC) will announce recipients of the 2020 Business. Well Crafted. Awards in a Facebook Live virtual event on Wednesday, October 14, at 2 p.m.

Tune in to the City of Hickory’s Facebook page,, on Wednesday as members of the City’s Business Development Committee recognize local entrepreneurs and businesses that support and affirm the City of Hickory’s Vision for Economic Vitality to establish a diversified and sustainable economy through the growth of business opportunities, jobs, tax base, and population, and to improve the quality of life for its citizens.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:
• Individual (Entrepreneur of the Year)
• Business and/or Organization (10 or fewer employees)
• Business and/or Organization (11 to 50 employees)
• Business and/or Organization (51 or more employees)
• COVID Innovation

“Hickory is fortunate to be home to many successful businesses and inspiring entrepreneurs,” said Hickory Business Services Manager Dave Leonetti, who also serves as the staff liaison to the BDC. “With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year has been an especially challenging one for the Hickory business community. The BDC is proud to honor those in our community who share the City’s vision for growth and economic strength and continue to innovate and enhance the quality of life for Hickory citizens by engaging in business practices and activities that support that vision.”

For more information about the Business. Well Crafted. Awards and the Business Development Committee, please contact Business Services Manager David Leonetti at 828-261-2227 or email

City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550



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