The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association is again planning to recognize small business owners of note across the state.

Past winners include Athens-based TSAV, which was recognized for its work to fill a niche in the education marketplace not being served by its competitors, among other accolades.

The Small Business Rock Stars program is accepting nominations until September 30. If you have fewer than 100 employees, are a Georgia-based, for-profit company and have been assisted by either your local or state economic development team, you’re eligible! Nominate yourself or another great Georgia small business.

An awards luncheon will be held in February to kick off Georgia Small Business Week.