Tobacco Business Awards 2020 Nominees Revealed

    The third annual Tobacco Business Awards aims to honor and recognize the best businesses, products and entrepreneurs of the tobacco industry.

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    MASS-MARKET PRODUCTS
    Davidoff Cigars–Davidoff Mini Cigarillos Gold
    John Middleton Co.–Black & Mild
    Premier Manufacturing–Manitou Cigarettes
    Swisher International–Swisher Sweets
    Villiger Cigars North America–Villiger Export

    ACCESSORY MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR
    Boveda
    Colibri
    Kentucky Double
    Les Fines Lames
    S.T. Dupont
    Xikar

    TOBACCONIST OF THE YEAR
    Anstead’s Tobacco Company (Fayetteville, NC)
    Boss Cigars (Carrollton, GA)
    Lord Puffer Cigars (Escondido, CA)
    Queensbury Cigar & Pipe (Queensbury, NY)
    Shore Thing Cigars (Watersound, FL)
    Twins Smoke Shop (Londonderry, NH)

    TOBACCO CHAIN OR FRANCHISE
    Cigars International
    Corona Cigar Company
    Old Virginia Tobacco Company
    Smoke Inn
    Smoker Friendly
    Tinder Box

    ENTREPRENUER OF THE YEAR
    Alan Rubin (Alec Bradley Cigars)
    Dave Garafolo (Two Guys Smoke Shop)
    Glen Case (Kristoff Cigars)
    Matt Booth (Room101)
    Pete Johnson (Tatuaje Cigars)
    Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co.)

    WOMAN OF THE YEAR
    Indiana Ortez (Agroindustrial Nicaragüense de Tabacos S.A (Agrotabacos))
    Janine Perdomo (Perdomo Cigars)
    Karen Berger (Don Kiki)
    Lana Fraser (Davidoff of Geneva Americas)
    Maya Selva (Maya Selva Cigars)
    Nirka Reyes (De Los Reyes)

    LEGACY AWARD
    Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr. (Arturo Fuente)
    Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars)
    Rocky Patel (Rocky Patel Premium Cigars)
    Nick Perdomo Jr. (Perdomo Cigars)
    Manuel Quesada (Quesada Cigars)
    Heinrich Villiger (Villiger Cigars)

    Voting is open from Nov. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019.

    To vote, visit tobaccobusiness.com/awards20.