BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Economic Vitality awards. The awards recognize businesses at the forefront of job creation and contribution to the economic vitality of Somerset County.

 Recipients will be honored at the Somerset County Business Partnership Annual Meeting Luncheon on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey. The Annual Meeting is one of Somerset County’s Signature Events attracting public and private sector leadership from across the state.

 Nomination forms may be obtained by calling the Somerset County Business Partnership at 908-218-4300 or Sponsorship opportunities for the Business Partnership Signature Event are also available.

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 To be considered for nomination private sector companies must have made a positive impact on the quality of life and economic vitality in Somerset County in areas including job creation and retention, job training and retraining, sales growth, profitability and reinvestment, increased assets, and influx of new dollars from outside the area.

 Nominations will be accepted for 501(c)3 non-profits and should show that the organization has made significant impact on the quality of life of the targeted constituency and the County in the areas of growth of constituency served, innovative programming, and contribution of volunteer base.

 Nominees must be members of the Somerset County Business Partnership. There is no limit to the number of nominations that any one individual or company may submit.

 “The Economic Vitality Awards recognize businesses that are representative of Somerset County’s commitment to competitiveness,” stated Diana Sieberg, Vice-President, Member Services for the Business Partnership. “Recognizing these accomplishments at the Annual Meeting, a Signature Events of the Business Partnership, shows the entire Somerset County community that dedication, creativity, and hard work lead to success.”

 Recent award recipients include: Affinity Federal Credit Union, Costco – North Plainfield, Middle Earth, Northeast Power Dry, M&E Engineering, Primus Green Energy, The Center School, Bridgeway Senior Healthcare, ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Somerville Aluminum, Somerset County Library System, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Voltaix LLC, Bridgewater Overhead Door, AT&T, STS Tire Service, Raritan Valley Community College, Somerset County United Way, PNC Bank: Verve American Bar & Restaurant; Women’s Health & Counseling Center; and Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.