The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp.  and Peak Venture Group are accepting nominations for the 2011 Excellence in Local Industry and Celebrate Technology Awards.

The EDC Excellence in Local Industry joins the Peak Venture Group for its Celebrate Technology Awards for one combined event, which will be Nov. 9 at The Broadmoor.

EDC awards are presented to local primary employers, which means those companies that receive most of their venue from outside the region. The EDC Local Industry Program focuses on serving the 500 primary employers in the region.

“The EDC’s Annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards event gives us the chance to showcase and celebrate the exciting contributions that local primary employers are making to their industries and to our community,” said Jennifer Taylor, EDC associate vice president for  local industry.

Peak Venture Group presents awards to Entrepreneur of the Year, Inventor of the year and local technology companies doing innovative work.

To nominate a company for either the Excellence in Local Industry or Celebrate Technology awards, go to

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Nominations are due  Oct. 8.