Hickory – The City of Hickory’s Business Development Committee invites local business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals to attend a networking social on Wednesday, November 14, at 5pm in the Rhyne Building on Lenoir-Rhyne University’s campus.

Attendees will learn about the City’s business associations, as well as the business services and programs that are currently offered by the City of Hickory.

After the social, attendees are invited to stay for Lenoir-Rhyne University’s annual Fast Pitch Event starting at 5:30 pm, which will include the announcement of the City’s 2018 Business. Well Crafted. Award winners.

The Business. Well Crafted. Awards recognize businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs that support and affirm the City of Hickory’s vision for economic vitality. Awards may be presented in the following four categories:

Individual (Entrepreneur of the Year)

Youth (Entrepreneur under 25 years old)

Business and/or Organization (50 or fewer employees)

Business and/or Organization (51 or more employees)

For more information about the Business Development Committee, please contact City of Hickory Business Services Manager Dave Leonetti at (828) 261-2227 or via email at dleonetti@hickorync.gov.