The Small Business Awards program and luncheon is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2888 S. Circle Drive.

The event, presented by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau, acknowledges local small businesses and their contributions to the economic well-being of the community. The Small Business Person of the Year and the Young Entrepreneur of the Year will be honored. 

A Better Business Bureau workshop is scheduled from 8 to 11a.m. Networking time will run from 11 to 11:30, and Catamount Executive Director Eric Cefus will speak during lunch, which is scheduled from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

Cefus will speak about opportunities to make businesses more energy sustainable and hitting the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.

The cost to attend the workshop is $25 for BBB accredited businesses and $30 for non-accredited businesses. The cost to attend the lunch presentation is $40 per person or $450 per table.            

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