Annual Award Nominations

Every year we honor those businesses and business professionals that stand out above the rest.

2018 Annual Award recipients

Anyone can nominate a business.  Is there a business that has gone above and beyond for their customers?  Someone who goes out of their way to support local nonprofits? Or a business that has employees who are proud of their company?  In our day to day interactions with local businesses, who comes to your mind for providing excellent customer service? Those are the businesses we want to hear about!

We will accept nominations through August 1, 2019 for the following awards: the Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Nonprofit Organization of the Year and CEO of the Year.

Nominees must be member businesses. Not sure if a business is a member of the Chamber?  You can search for that business in our membership directory.

The criteria for each award is below.

Award categories are:

  • Small business of the year (1-20 employees)
  • Large business of the year (21 or more employees)
  • Nonprofit of the year
  • CEO of the Year

Award criteria for large and small business of the year

  • company management
  • community service
  • economic stability
  • ethics and integrity
  • growth of company
  • new jobs created for the community
  • upward mobility for employees

Award criteria for nonprofit of the year

  • organization purpose
  • contribution to the community
  • community service
  • ethics and integrity
  • upward mobility for clients

Award criteria for CEO of the year should demonstrate excellence in the following areas during 2018-2019:

  • a clear, consistent vision for their company
  • Ethics & integrity
  • highly respected among peer and competitors
  • trusted by investors and the community
  • empowers his/her employees and is a steady employer in our community
  • positive influence on his/her industry and or community
  • Community outreach
More information on the 2019 Annual Awards Dinner