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Thanks For Your Nominations.

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 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.

Nominate Your Favorite Locally Owned Businesses!

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



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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: The Alley on Main
Smyrna: Gil’s Ace Hardware

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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: Garage Barre
Smyrna: In Bloom Boutique

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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: Just Love Coffee
Smyrna: Cali’s Coffee Creamery

NowTech Productions 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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: Special Kids
Smyrna: Carpe Artista

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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: The Alley on Main
Smyrna: Toot’s

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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: Garage Barre
Smyrna: Cali’s Coffee Creamery

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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: Main Street Saturday Market
Smyrna: Great American Air Show

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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: The Alley on Main
Smyrna: Omni Hut

Dempsey, Dilling and Associates 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.

Last Year’s Winner
Murfreesboro: Batey Farms
Smyrna: Carpe Café

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.
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