The event was held at the brand-new Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp. This year’s theme was “Businesses in Bloom,” and over 300 business members were in attendance to honor this year’s winners.
Over the years, the Harford Award has evolved to become the most prestigious awards in Harford County, according to a release. This award recognizes businesses that have blossomed because of their vision, focus and determination.
The 2013 winners were: Flavor Cupcakery, Looney’s Pub North, Flowers by Lucy, The Kelly Group, STG, Inc and Arrow Child and Family Ministries. Each organization represents the best in each of the following respective business categories: Entrepreneur, Retail, Main Street, Service, R&D Technology and Nonprofit.
To become an award recipient, nominated businesses must demonstrate business growth, increased employment, service to the community, unique and creative business strategies, technology innovation, support of public and private education, and work to enhance Harford County’s business climate.