Annual Business Appreciation Luncheon
Every year the Martin County Board Of County Commissioners and the Business Development Board of Martin County proclaim one week in September to celebrate the vital contributions of the business community in Martin County.
The highlight of the week long celebration is the "BDBMC Annual Business Appreciation Lucheon," by far the largest gathering of business leaders and entrepreneurs in the County. Over 350 people join us every year to recognize the many contributions of local, existing companies from within targeted business sectors.
The Business Development Board presents its annual awards to existing companies in the following categories:
The Business Expansion Award is presented to Martin County companies that expanded operations within the past year by investing capital, and creating jobs for citizens of Martin County.
The Newcomer Award is presented to Martin County companies that either relocated to or started operations in Martin County within the past year.
The Export Excellence Award is presented to Martin County companies that saw a significant increase in documented exports within the past year.
The Green-to-Gold Award is presented to Martin County companies that, through product or process, best exemplify "green" leadership. This award advocates the sustainable management of resources and the stewardship of the natural environment.
The Business Innovation Award is earmarked for a local company, organization, or institution that, through product or process, best exemplifies innovative leadership.
Business of the Year
The Business of the Year Award is presented to Martin County companies that have had an important impact in the community through job creation, investment and a demonstrated commitment to the community over the years.