SIOUX CITY -- The Sioux City Economic Development Department is now taking nominations for the Pride of Sioux City: Business Beautification Award, a local award that recognizes local businesses for taking pride in the appearance of their property.
A committee of local business professionals and city staff will select a company from a list of nominations to receive the award.
Criteria will include neatly trimmed lawns, bushes and trees, property free of litter and weeds, use of sound landscaping practices, originality, condition of flowers, appearance of building facade and signs, sense of community, use of public art, and overall appearance from the curb.
Companies selected will receive commendation from the mayor at the beginning of a council meeting. In addition, the company will receive a framed award and yard sign, as well as recognition in the Sioux City Journal, city economic development website and city social media.
All Sioux City businesses are eligible. Nominations are open, and forms are available at www.locatesiouxcity.com.