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  • Chamber Business Awards

    Purpose 
    To recognize businesses or organizations who maintain the highest standard of excellence throughout the Superior, Douglas County, and Twin Ports communities.

    General Criteria 
    Any community member may nominate a business for recognition (including their own if a Chamber member), and only Chamber member businesses are eligible for recognition.  In general, nominees should be those whose business practices and professional conduct contributes to a sense of cooperation within the entire business community, and which helps promote the Superior – Douglas County area as a good place to live as well as do business.  Note: “New Business of the Year Award” may go to a non-chamber member business.  Register here to attend the 65th Chamber Annual Meeting & Business Awards Event.

     

     


    New Business of the Year Award


    The Superior-Douglas County community has seen a significant amount of new economic development!  All businesses that opened during the calendar year prior to the awards ceremony event held in February automatically qualify for this award and will be contacted to request submission of their own accomplishments.  Judging for this award will be based on potential community impact, use of innovation and technology, and overall community awareness, in addition to their submission.  Nomination deadline extended for the New Business of the Year Award to January 19th, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
     

    Outstanding Young Business Award


    This award will go to a business that has been in operation for more than five years but less than twenty years (regardless of size or industry).  The nomination should include a brief history of the business itself, and its contribution to the community.  Specific topics that will be evaluated, and should be covered in the nomination form, for the selection of this award include:  (Nominations Closed)

    • Organizational performance and integrity
    • Treatment of employees
    • Community impact
    • Overall safety
    • Quality of leadership


    Community Corner Stone Award


    This award will go to a business that has been in operation for more than twenty years (regardless of size or industry).  The nomination should include a brief history of the business itself, its impact on the community in past generations as well as how it will positively impact the generations to come.  This is the business whose employees are proud to say who they work for and strive daily to only improve the incredible foundation this company stands on.  Specific topics that will be evaluated, and should be covered in the application, for the selection of this award include:  (Nominations Closed)

    • Long term business success
    • Strong community involvement
    • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in an ever-changing business world
    • Innovative business strategies
    • Recognized business leadership as a role model organization

     

    Young Professional of the Year Award

     

    This award is co-hosted by The Chamber, the Superior Jaycees and the Superior Young Professionals organizations.

    Qualified candidates for this award must either live or work in Douglas County, Wisconsin, and were 40 years old or younger during the entire 2017 awards year.

    In 500 words or less, please touch on the following questions: provide a short description of the person and the role they play in their organization, including the impact this person has on the day to day operations and customers.  How has the nominee demonstrated leadership in and out of the workplace? How have they shown professional success and career growth while maintaining professional integrity? What is the work ethic of the nominee? How do they manage the work life balance? Are they philanthropic, how are they involved in their community? And more so, what sets this individual apart from their peers? Most importantly, how is this person an advocate for the Superior/Douglas County community?  Nomination deadline extended for the Young Professional of the Year Award to January 19th, 2018 at 5:00 pm.   Nomination Form (paper copy)

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