The Lawrence Township Growth and Redevelopment Committee hosted its annual awards program Oct. 10 at the Cobblestone Creek Country Club.

The awards are presented to businesses, individuals and civic groups that have enhanced the community through job growth, expanding the township’s tax base, building or renovating a structure that improves quality of life or by participating in local activities that benefit the township and its residents.

Cooper Pest Solutions received the Mayor’s Award for Economic or Community Development, given to a business, public official or program that deserves special recognition for its efforts on behalf of the community.

The New Large Business Award went to RWJ Rehabilitation at Delaware Valley, and the New Small Business Award was given to The Beauty Bar Design Studio.

The Business Service Award, presented to a business that has made a significant contribution to the township’s business or civic community, went to Lawrence Family Chiropractic.

Explorations Community Preschool received the New Building/Renovation Award. Former township historian Dennis Waters was presented with the Podmore/Dwyer Historic Award, which celebrates a business, individual or community organization that promotes preservation of Lawrence Township history and/or has provided an effective education avenue toward advancing knowledge of the township’s history.

Finally, the Lawrence Township Public Schools received the Ralph Copleman Environmental Award, which recognizes a business, organization, community group or individual for environmental sustainability efforts.