LONGMONT - The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its class of 2013.

The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have been instrumental, through business-related efforts, in providing direction, energy and support to the shaping of Boulder County. That honor has been bestowed on more than 155 individuals since the program's inception in 1993.

Nominations are being accepted at www.halloffamebiz.com, through an online form or a form that can be downloaded, completed and mailed to Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 2081, Longmont, CO 80502.

Nominees will be evaluated based on favorable impact on the community, notable business innovations, corporate philanthropic activities, personal involvement in such activities, business and civic achievements and other criteria.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31. Inductees will be selected by the board of the Hall of Fame.

A cocktail reception for 2013 inductees, past members and sponsors will be held March 20, and the public awards luncheon is slated for Wednesday, April 24. Both events will be at The Conference Center, 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont.

To become a sponsor of the 2013 Boulder County Business Hall of Fame program, contact Chris Wood at 303-630-1942, email cwood@bcbr.com, or Kevin Loewen at 303-630-1945, email kloewen@bcbr.com.

The Conference Center in Longmont hosts the Hall of Fame and contains a wall lined with plaques highlighting the hall's members.