Chamber Accepting Nominations For Two Prestigious Awards
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for two significant awards that recognize outstanding commitment of two individuals to the Lawrence community and its citizens: The Lawrencian and The 2013 Crown Automotive Organization ATHENA Award. Both award recipients will be announced on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Chamber's Annual Meeting to be held at Abe & Jake's. You can download the forms below. Nominations are to be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013.
Lawrence, Kansas, was recently ranked #17 in Forbes' "Best Small Places for Business and Careers" ranking issued earlier this week. It is considered #3 in Education according to the study.
The Lawrencian Nomination Form
The ATHENA Nomination Form
Lawrence 17th Best Small Place for Business
According to Forbes:
Lawrence is considered a college town and is the home of the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. The city is known for a thriving music and art scene. Downtown Lawrence, in particular Massachusetts Street, has a lively atmosphere and is filled with restaurants, bars, galleries, shops and music venues. Other points of interest include the Bowersock Dam, the Free State Brewery, the Lawrence Public Library, the KU Natural History Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art.
Forbes' ranking considers 12 metrics relating to job growth (past and projected), costs (business and living), income growth over the past five years, educational attainment (college and high school) and projected economic growth through 2014. The methodology also factors in net migration patterns, as well as cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as the number of highly ranked colleges in an area per Forbes' annual college rankings.
The State of Kansas had a strong showing. Manhattan ranked #3 and Topeka ranked #71, in addition to Lawrence's #17 spot. Click here to see the full study.