KAVX and KSWP, both local Christian radio stations, have announced the search for nominees to the 2013 Community Impact Awards on Thursdsay, May 9, at Crown Colony Country Club.

The press conference honored 2012 award recipients as well as past nominees, encouraged sponsorships and discussed nominations.

“How many have had a bad business experience, and it is something you direct? Complain to a friend, tell a supervisor, take it to the Better Business Bureau or actually leave a comment card?” Dianne Morgan, Executive Assistant of Donor Development for KAVX and KSWP asked. “How about turning that and impacting this community at this time and highlighting all the greatness you find out of it through a business, a philanthropist, an organization or a volunteer?”

The annual award, now in its third year, is open to organizations or individuals that reside, volunteer, or operate in 13 counties across the East Texas region: Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Panola, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler.

Forms can be found at local Brookshire Brothers in the East Texas area, online at CIAETX.com and at KSWP/KAVX in Lufkin. “I encourage you to get the form, fill it out, spread the word. That is the best advertisement to get this word out,” Morgan said.

The winner of the 2013 Community Sponsor Award will be announced at the Awards Gala held on August 16, 2013 at the Stephen F. Austin Ballroom in Nacogdoches.

For more information, contact Dianne Morgan, Development and Community Impact Awards, at 800-944-8443 or dianne@kavx.org.