Now is the time to nominate your favorite Mom or Pop shop for Small Business of the Year with the Lufkin Chamber of Commerce.

Do you have a favorite ice cream shop, burger joint, lawn service or barber?  Tell everyone about them!

The Nomination Form is out for the Chamber's Small Business of the Year Award, and you have about three weeks left to get those turned in.  The  forms have to be back to the Chamber by 5:00 PM on August 1st.  There are three divisions:  1 to 10 employees, 11 to 50 employees, and 51 to 100 employees.

Last year's winners were  East Texas Monument Company, Ray‘s Drive In, and G.V.C.S. Inc.  Past winners include A-1 Party Rentals and Music World.

If you're like me, you find a company with a good reputation and they give you great service, and you keep going back to them.  I'm sure they would appreciate knowing how much we appreciate them.  Small business owners area some of the hardest working people in East Texas, and they deserve to be recognized.

The winner will be announced September 5th.