2020 Categories & Criteria
(Winners to be announced at the Business Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 27, 2020—All Nominees will also be honored at that time)
- Excellence in Small Business (1-10 Employees)
Awarded to a member business that displays overall outstanding contributions to the Chamber and/or to the business community—please list contributions, business growth, success story or something they’re most proud of on nomination form
- Business Excellence (11 + Employees)
Awarded to a member business of at least 11 employees or more that displays overall outstanding contributions to the Chamber and/or to the business community—please list contributions, business growth, success story or something they’re most proud of on nomination form
- Emerging Business of the Year
Awarded to a business that has been in business at least 1 and no more than 2 years, and has made outstanding contributions to the Chamber and local community. The number of employees is not significant.
- Innovative Practice or Partnership of the Year
Awarded to a member business, not-for-profit organization or government entity which has demonstrated outstanding vision and groundbreaking solutions in the last year. May also be awarded green practices or for the establishment of a unique partnership resulting in an innovative program or service.
- Community Outreach Award
Awarded to a for-profit member business in recognition for their outstanding support of the community, and not-for-profit organizations, through volunteer hours, in-kind goods and services, philanthropic support and corporate policy that stipulates and encourages community involvement.
2020 Industry Awards Categories
- Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Award
Awarded to a member business or individual that contributes to the local quality of life and/or tourism industry through outstanding customer service, unique consumer experiences and contributions to the local community. Please include a testimonial from a customer.
- Tech Company of the Year
Awarded to a member business that displays outstanding contributions in the areas of science, technology or STEM education; contributions to the local community may be considered—please list contributions on nomination form.
Agnes L. Colgan Community Service Awards
Awarded to 2 not-for-profit organizations making a demonstrable positive contribution to the quality of life in the Greater Prince William region. Each award is accompanied by a check for $1,000 to continue the winner’s work. May apply in one of two categories: Arts & Education or Health & Human Services.