At tomorrow night’s meeting, the Council will consider approving the College Park Business of the Year program.

If approved, City Staff will begin accepting applications on May 1st.

The College Park Business of the Year program was discussed during a Worksession on January 22, 2019. The City Council requested to see formal guidelines and the application structure before approving the establishment of the program. The proposed guidelines and application are attached. The program will highlight one business each year that has demonstrated exceptional achievements in one or more of the following areas

  • Growth
  • Community Service
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Legacy.

Staff is recommending that the Business of the Year will be announced in October. The awarded business will be invited to attend a
City Council Meeting in which they will officially be proclaimed the College Park Business of the Year. The awarded business will also receive a plaque and special College Park Business of the Year logo as a demonstration of their achievement and for promotional purposes.
Businesses will only be considered eligible to receive the award if they meet the following threshold requirements:
• Locally-owned independent business
• Has a physical College Park address
• Has been open at least one year at time of nomination
• Is in good standing with the City of College Park

The program would award a $125 plaque to the Business of the Year. The logo used for the plaque will be designed inhouse.