The nomination deadline for an inaugural Warren County business awards competition is 5 p.m. Friday. Categories are business of the year, best employer, best retail business, best community supporter, best innovation, best new business (operating less than two years), longevity (for businesses operation more than 20 years), and top exporter. Click here to nominate a business. Nomination forms also are available from the Warren County Economic Development Office. Voting will be conducted after the top three finalists in each category are selected Oct. 30. An awards ceremony will be Nov. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Simpson College. The event is free, but reservations are required. RSVP to