BUSINESS: Retailers Deadline Extended to May 24: Still Time to Nominate a Supportive Business Partner, for the 20/20 Magazine and Vision Monday 2023 'Ultimate Partners' Program By Staff Thursday, May 18, 2023 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked to share their choices for great business support partners in another challenging business year, via the new Ultimate Partners program. Nominations for 2023 have been coming in over the past several weeks and the deadline for submissions has been extended until 11:59 p.m., ET, on May 24. Readers are being asked to recall when they were facing a critical challenge, in 2022 and into this year, and to salute the business partner who showed up at the right moment to reshape that problem into an opportunity or name which supplier, or representative, came to the rescue with valuable new solutions.The Ultimate Partners program offers a chance for ECPs and optical retailers to name and describe an individual or a company that stepped up to help them best meet business challenges. These might include:● Critical support with product supply/back orders.● Financial support and payment assistance.● Extraordinary customer service support.● Creative solutions to staffing shortages/personnel support.● Any other game-changing solutions for your business.Click here to take our short survey and tell us about who you think should be recognized for being an Ultimate Partner. Nominators can submit up to five entries. The deadline for submissions has been extended until 11:59 p.m., ET, on May 24. Readers' submissions and stories will be reviewed by VM and 20/20 editors and the Ultimate Partners for 2023 honorees will be showcased in a special section in our July/August issues.