Moraine Valley Community College?s Corporate, Community and Continuing Education subdivision is seeking nominations for its 2013 Business Champion Awards.

Nominations are being accepted through August 28 for awards in the following categories: Training and Development?businesses that make a significant investment in their workforce by encouraging lifelong learning; Sustainability?businesses committed to reducing their ecological footprint by incorporating environmentally sustainable practices; Excellence in Government?a leader who demonstrates the foresight to create a healthy community; Philanthropy?a business or individual who demonstrates outstanding philanthropic contributions; Entrepreneur/Small Business Person of the Year?individuals or no more than three partners who operate a small business with a two-year track record and show continued growth; and Women in Business/Leadership Award?a leading woman of influence in business with five to 10 years of professional experience.

Individuals and businesses can be nominated for as many award categories for which they qualify, but they can only win in one category. Entries must include a nomination form and a brief description of the business or individual and why they are being nominated. Self-nominations are accepted.

The awards will be presented at the 19th annual Business Champion Awards?Stars of the Southwest Suburbs onWednesday, November 6, in the college?s Moraine Business and Conference Center. The program recognizes the valuable contributions businesses and their advocates make to the economic development of Chicago?s southwest suburbs.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at For more information call Eda Schrimple at (708) 974-5714 or email her at
For news media inquiries call Jessica Crotty, coordinator of College and Community Relations, at (708) 974-5281, or e-mail her at

The MVCC Business Champion Award Nomination Application Form link is attached below: