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Please Join Us on April 23rd
at the Hollinghead Aviation, Smyrna Airport.

Locally Owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna Independent Merchants Association are excited to announce the second annual Light Up Local Firefly Awards! Light Up Local, set for April 23, 2019 promises to be an exciting evening of local food, music and the presentation of the Firefly Awards. Through the people’s choice awards celebration, this event will highlight the importance of supporting independent businesses by showcasing locally owned businesses in both Murfreesboro and Smyrna in carefully selected categories. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not have to be a local business owner to come show your support!

Dress is casual and you are encouraged to wear a shirt from your favorite local business.

Locally Owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna Independent Merchants Association are excited to announce the third annual Light Up Local Firefly Awards! Light Up Local, set for April 21, 2020, promises to be an exciting evening of local food, music and the presentation of the Firefly Awards. Through the people’s choice awards celebration, this event will highlight the importance of supporting independent businesses by showcasing locally owned businesses in both Murfreesboro and Smyrna in carefully selected categories. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not have to be a local business owner to come show your support! If you support local, JOIN US!

Dress is casual and you are encouraged to wear a shirt from your favorite local business.

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Nominate Your Favorite Locally Owned Businesses!

Rules for winning: Winner from last year cannot win a second year in a row.

Rules for voting: **ONE VOTE PER EMAIL ACCEPTED**

WGNS Good Neighbor of the Year

This award is presented to a locally owned business or business owner who has given of themselves to the community throughout the year. This business or business owner is known for giving back to the community, not just financially, but with time and effort and never wants recognition.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - Garage Barre
  • 2018 Winner- The Alley on Main

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Aaron Lovett Realty
  • 2018 Winner - Gil’s Ace Hardware

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Best Social Media

This award is presented to a locally owned business that uses social media in a positive way. Whether the business posts are encouraging, positive or entertaining, this business uses social media in such a way that they get noticed.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - Re-Invintage
  • 2018 Winner - Garage Barre

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Senior Activity Center
  • 2018 Winner - In Bloom Boutique

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Lube Pro's Best Customer Service Award

This award is presented to the locally owned business that ensures customer requirements are handled quickly and efficiently. Day after day, they are answering questions, finding information, and providing assistance. This locally owned business strives to keep their customers for life.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - P’s and Q’s
  • 2018 Winner - Just Love Coffee

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Carpe Cafe
  • 2018 Winner - Cali’s Coffee Creamery

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Best Non-Profit

This award is presented to a local non-profit organization that strives to strengthen our community. Regardless of who the non-profit serves, they enrich our community by giving back and making the area better through service, kindness and charitable acts throughout our county.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - Special Kids
  • 2018 Winner - Special Kids

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Senior Activity Center
  • 2018 Winner - Carpe Artista

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Best Restaurant

This award is presented to a locally owned restaurant that exceeds expectations through food quality, customer service and overall atmosphere. When you visit this restaurant, you always leave wanting to come back for more and you tell everyone you meet about it.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - Dallas and Jane
  • 2018 Winner - The Alley on Main

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Hickory Falls
  • 2018 Winner - Toot’s

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Cultivate Coworking Best New Business

This award is presented to a locally owned business that has been around for less than 4 years. This business impresses you with either goods OR services. New to the scene, this business has impressed you in one way or another.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - P’s and Q’s
  • 2018 Winner - Garage Barre

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Janarty’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • 2018 Winner - Cali’s Coffee Creamery

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Best Event

This award is presented to a local business or organization that puts on an amazing event. Whether it is a fundraising occasion or community event, they create an event that either gives back to or creates an opportunity for community. This event gives back to the community.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - Bro Barre
  • 2018 Winner - Main Street Saturday Market

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Depot Days
  • 2018 Winner - Great American Air Show

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Murfreesboro Pulse Best Night Out

This award is presented to a locally owned business that provides a fun, entertaining and inviting place for a night out. This is a place where you could go for a date and enjoy the area without leaving home. NOT A RESTAURANT, this would be a business that provides a service or experience that you want to tell your friends about.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - Mayday
  • 2018 Winner - The Alley on Main

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Smyrna Bowling Center
  • 2018 Winner - Omni Hut

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Business of the Year Award

This award is presented to a locally owned business that goes above and beyond for the community. This business is known for its outstanding customer service and leadership in your area. This is the locally owned business that you think of when you think about your town, the place that you can’t imagine your neighborhood without.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - Alley on Main
  • 2018 Winner - Batey Farms

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Front Street Signs
  • 2018 Winner - Carpe Café

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Local Legacy

This award is presented to a locally owned business that has been at the core of writing our city’s story through the years. A staple in our community, this business has been in our town for at least 20 years and continues their legacy of providing a needed service.

Murfreesboro

  • 2019 Winner - City Cafe

Smyrna

  • 2019 Winner - Gil’s

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Locally Owned Franchise - Restaurant

A locally owned franchise is a business in our community that has bought into a franchise, big or small. What makes it locally owned is that all decisions are made by the franchise owner, who lives in and contributes to the local community.

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Locally Owned Franchise - Retail

A locally owned franchise is a business in our community that has bought into a franchise, big or small. What makes it locally owned is that all decisions are made by the franchise owner, who lives in and contributes to the local community.

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Locally Owned Franchise - Service

A locally owned franchise is a business in our community that has bought into a franchise, big or small. What makes it locally owned is that all decisions are made by the franchise owner, who lives in and contributes to the local community.

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