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Nominations are now CLOSED for the 2021 Chamber Annual Awards. Winners are selected this year in each of six categories: Entrepreneur of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Outstanding Development Award, Micro Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and 2021 Community Contributor.

Award winners will be announced virtually in March. See below for award criteria.

Community Contributor Award

This will be awarded to the Chamber member business who has consistently demonstrated qualities of compassion, and service to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities in one year. The charitable activities/events or service listed cannot be part of the nominee’s job description or duties.

Micro-Business of the Year

This award goes to a Chamber member business with fewer than 10 employees who excels at general business operations. Nominations should include information on business growth over the last 12 months and future plans.

Entrepreneur of the Year

This will be awarded to the individual who demonstrates strength of motivation while displaying creative and innovative business practices to achieve success.

Small Business of the Year

This is awarded to a Chamber member business with more than 10 employees but less than 100. Nominations should include information on the growth of the business over the last 12 months, their positive impact on the community, and any creative and innovative business practices.

Outstanding Development Award

This will be awarded to the organization who has grown their business in the last twelve months and created a positive impact on the community. Nominations should include information on specific renovations, expansions, or upgrades to current facilities.

Non-Profit of the Year

This will be awarded to the organization demonstrating effectiveness in meeting their mission, as well as their creative and innovative ideas in moving their mission forward.