On May 1st, the newly established College Park Business of the Year program began accepting nominations. Applications were accepted through August 31st, 2019 and the City received fourteen nominations for seven different businesses.

Staff has vetted all applications for eligibility and completeness according to the program guidelines, and a subcommittee of four City Councilmembers will be established to review the eligible nominations and recommend a winner to be voted on by the full City Council.

The schedule for this process is as follows:

  • In September, the subcommittee will meet to evaluate the nominations.
  • On October 1st, the subcommittee will present their recommendation to the Mayor and City Council.
  • On October 8th, the City Council will vote to approve the Business of the Year.
  • On October 22nd, Mayor and City Council will issue a Business of the Year proclamation and present the winning Business with their award.

At this wee’s meeting, the Council established a subcommittee with 4 Council members to review nominations and recommend a winner.