Nominations open for 2022 Sylvania-Area Small Business Award


Sylvania AdVantage and GenoaBank are seeking nominations for their annual Most Outstanding Sylvania-Area Small Business Award. Established in 2016, the We Love Small Businesses Campaign recognizes exceptional local businesses and the contribution they make to the community.

From now until Feb. 28, members of the community may nominate their favorite Sylvania-area small businesses by telling us why they should win at

“Small businesses are the heart and soul of this community, and Sylvania is very fortunate to have so many that are absolutely outstanding,” said Suzanne Crawford, Editor-in-Chief of Sylvania AdVantage. “I hope our community will embrace this opportunity and nominate all of their favorites.”   

Once nominations close, the nominees will be narrowed to three finalists and their business profiles will be featured in the March 21 issue of Sylvania AdVantage. The community will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorites. 

The 2022 winning business will receive a prize package worth $2,800 which includes:

  • 3-month Advertising Package from Sylvania AdVantage valued at $1,650
  • Visa Gift Card from GenoaBank valued at $500
  • Gift Certificate toward in-house printing from Arrow Print and Copy valued at $250
  • Office Tools and Supplies from Sylvania ACE Hardware valued at $250
  • 300 logo pens from Advance Advertising valued at $150

“Small businesses have been struggling to keep their doors open and serve their local communities. Despite what has felt at times like chaos and confusion this past year – what stands out for me is the grit, determination and commitment demonstrated by our small businesses,” said Marty Sutter, president/CEO of GenoaBank. “I am extremely excited to continue our small business campaign.  I encourage you to nominate a business and show your support today!”

Past winners of the award include:

Sylvania ACE Hardware (2021)
J & G Pizza Palace/UpSide Brewing (2020)
Arrow Print and Copy
Sautter’s Food Center
Charlie’s Homemade Pizza and Italian Cuisine (2017)
Hafner Florist (2016).

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