Business Excellence deadline is Aug. 27

The deadline for nominations for NHBR’s eighth annual Business Excellence Awards is Friday, Aug. 27.

The awards — which honor the accomplishments of the state’s small-business owners and operators — are given in 13 categories: Business Services, Construction, Financial Services, Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Media & Marketing, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Public Service, Real Estate, Retail and Technology.

Winners will be announced at an evening reception on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. Radio talk show host Charlie Sherman of WGIR-AM610 will emcee.

Sponsors of the event include FairPoint Communications, Laconia Savings Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, Public Service of New Hampshire, J Maze Design, the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, Merrimack Street Volvo, WGIR-AM610, New Hampshire Public Television and Southern New Hampshire University.

To obtain nomination forms, call 603-624-1442, ext. 118, or e-mail Nominations also can be made online at Click on the Awards icon.