Award Nomination Form

The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce seeks to recognize businesses that have made a significant impact in the Stillwater community during the past year. These awards will be based upon contributions to the community, business performance, innovative practices, growth of programs and the organization, volunteer contributions to the Chamber, civic involvement and leadership. The winners of each of the following awards will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Gala on Friday, January 13.

Nominations should be made based on criteria listed under each category. Winners will be selected by the Annual Awards Selection Committee after review of each entry. Only complete nomination forms will be reviewed. All recognized businesses must be current members of the Chamber in good standing and must have not received the award for which they have been nominated within the past three years. Self nominations are accepted. 

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.

Submit a Form

Not-for-Profit Business of the Year

  • 501 (C) recognized organization serving the Stillwater area demonstrating effective fundraising and resource development
  • Shown exemplary support to the community while adhering to the not-for-profit's mission

Citizen of the Year

  • Citizen in the Stillwater area involved in growing the community through their vision and leadership
  • Demonstrated commitment to voluntary service
  • Displays high ethical and personal integrity

Family-Owned Business of the Year

  • Family-owned business where executive leadership has been passed on from one generation
  • Demonstrates excellence in their industry
  • Must share company's history and highlight the impact of the most recent generation

Hall of Fame Award

  • Individual making a significant development in the history of Stillwater
  • Displays long term leadership
  • Volunteerism that results in civic, social or economic improvement of the community that lasts over a period of time

Small Business of the Year

  • Business with fewer than 50 employees in the Stillwater area
  • Growth through revenue and creation of jobs
  • Innovative products and services
  • Volunteerism of employee base
  • Demonstrates economic support of the Stillwater area business community

Young Professional of the Year

  • Service and involvement in the YPS program and Stillwater
  • Initiative in seeking and fulfilling leadership roles throughout the community
  • Professionalism in their field of work
  • Vision and passion to mentor and lead others

Large Business of the Year

  • Business with more than 51 employees in the Stillwater area
  • Growth through revenue and creation of jobs
  • Innovative products and services
  • Volunteerism of employee base
  • Demonstrates economic support of the Stillwater area business community

Ambassador of the Year

  • Service and involvement in the Ambassador program of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
  • Initiative in welcoming and hosting businesses that are members of the Chamber
  • Work in retaining membership as well as recruiting new partners

*Leading Edge Award

  • Local entrepreneur, business or service provider
  • Demonstrated involvement in the engagement, development and growth of entrepreneurship
  • Positive impact on entrepreneurship or small business activity in the community
 

* New this year - Leading Edge Award

An award to recognize a local entrepreneur, business, or service provider who has had a positive impact by providing support to new ventures helping to engage, develop and grow entrepreneurship and small businesses in the Stillwater community. The award may also be presented to a local entrepreneur who has shown innovation or growth through key entrepreneurial activity such as raising capital, job creation or unique product launch.


 

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