2022 Business Recognition Award Nominations Open Monday

2022 Business Recognition Award Nominations Open Monday

Chamber Seeking Public Nominations for Individuals and Businesses

The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is seeking the public’s input for nominations for their 2022 Business Recognition Awards. Nominations for businesses and individuals doing big things in Southwest Michigan will be accepted beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 8th through Friday, December 3rd. Winners will be presented at the 2022 Business Recognition Event on February 24th at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall.


Categories for the 2022 Chamber Awards are:


Business Focused:

·         Economic Impact Award:A local enterprise that has made significant contributions to the economic vitality of the region through business growth, job creation, investment in infrastructure, and participation in other endeavors that benefit that community and its residents. The company must also exemplify excellent corporate citizenship by giving back to the community in which it operates and possess a corporate culture that enhances the lives of its employees.

·         Small Business of the Year Award:A local small business that stands out for developing an outstanding, growing business; offering innovative product(s) and/or services, increasing jobs, increasing sales, overcoming adversity, and for making significant community contributions. The applicant for this award should be the highest-ranking person in the company.

·         Non-Profit Excellence Award:A 501(c)3 organization that demonstrates excellence in providing a service to our community and/or in advocating, enabling, and empowering an underserved, underrepresented or disadvantaged population in our area.

·         Best New Business (New for 2022):A new stand out business to Southwest Michigan that is between 6 months and 2 years old, has demonstrated levels of excellence in their product category and in providing service to the community.


Individual Focused:

·         Rising Star Award:An award that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of a highly motivated, emerging leader in the community. Nominee should demonstrate excellence, creativity, and show initiative/leadership in their industry, company, or profession.

·         The Pat Moody Award: An award that recognizes an individual who has made their mark in the community.


Additionally, the Chamber will be awarding the Ambassador of the Year Award to one of their Ambassadors who has gone above and beyond in 2021 to help the Chamber and its members thrive.


Full criteria for each award, and the nomination submission form can be found online at: http://www.smrchamber.com/market-your-business/business-recognition-awards

Each award is focused on being meaningful and relevant to the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and our respective community members. Nominations can be submitted by anyone; however, nominees must be members in good standing with the Chamber in order to be eligible for recognition.


Full details regarding the 2022 Business Recognition Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony, including ticket sales will be announced at a later date.


About Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is a 501(c)6, member-driven organization working to achieve economic prosperity throughout the region. Its mission is to leverage every available resource within our network for the advancement of our members and the betterment of all who live and work in our community.

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