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Nominations for ‘Southern Hero’ open until Aug. 31

Will you be named a Southern Hero? SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company, will pick threesouthernlinc small business owners, professionals, or work team from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or Mississippi to be its next Southern Heroes.

Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 31. Eligible businesses that best exemplify the Southern Heroes spirit through empowering their local communities, improving the quality of life of their Southeastern neighbors through local, community service, and giving back to those in need will be selected as winners.

“There are countless small businesses and entrepreneurs that, despite challenging economic times, continue to instill charitable initiatives into their company cultures and business practices,” said Bob Dawson, president and CEO of SouthernLINC Wireless. “With this in mind, SouthernLINC Wireless will honor three Southeastern businesses that are passionate about helping others and making a difference in their local communities as 2009 Southern Heroes.”

Businesses that are eligible must have fewer than 500 employees. Also eligible are business professionals, including physicians, attorneys, and entrepreneurs, as well as small business work teams. Southern Heroes nominees should be dedicated to serving the community in addition to undertaking their everyday workloads.

SouthernLINC Wireless will reward the winning Southern Heroes in several ways, including organizing a “hometown celebration” in October to publicly acknowledge their achievements, promoting each Southern Hero’s story to appropriate media outlets, and making a $2009 contribution to a not-for-profit organization of each winner’s choosing in accordance with promotional rules.

No purchase is necessary to submit a nomination or be selected as a Southern Hero. To nominate a prospective Southern Hero, learn more about the promotion.

Nominations must be submitted via online entry on or before Aug. 31, 2009. One Southern Hero from the state of Florida and two Southern Heroes from Alabama, Georgia, or Mississippi will be chosen by a qualified panel of judges from all eligible entries received by the deadline. The nominees selected as Southern Heroes will be notified and announced by Sept. 30, 2009.


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