To the people of the Greater Orange Area,

It is that time of the year to elect the 2008 Small Business Person of the Year for the Greater Orange area. As a past recipient, I recognize and appreciate the value in receiving this award. This is a great way to show other people in our area that they are making a difference in the community that they have selected to build their business. Many times small business persons put long hours in and investment much of their assets into creating businesses that are vital to our local economy but do not realize that they are much appreciated for their commitment, ability to create employment for others, and for staying in the game during the hard times.

This is your chance to let someone know they are making a difference. You can do this by simply taking a few minutes to nominate the person you believe is the 2008 Small Business Person of the Year. Please submit your nomination by filling out the attached form and any additional information that you believe makes this person a great candidate for this prestigious award. The nominations will be reviewed by a committee of former recipients and business people in the Greater Orange Area.

Mail Nominations by April 18th to:

Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce

ATTN: Carl Himel

1012 Green Avenue

Orange, TX 77630

“Confidential – Small Business of the Year Award”

I want to impress upon you that your input is valuable and will make the difference in the life of another person. Please take the time to submit your nomination today. Small businesses are very important to our local economy and the livelihood of many people in our area. Let us show them our appreciation by making our nomination known. I look forward to your support in nominating someone today.

Thank you,

Jerry Hughes – Jerry Hughes Realty

2007 Small Business Person of the Year