2018 Business Excellence Awards

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2018 Business Excellence Awards

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Place your nominations now for the 2018 Shoals Chamber of Commerce Business of Excellence Awards luncheon presented by Listerhill Credit Union. These awards recognize local organizations that exhibit community and professional excellence.

The inaugural Business of Excellence Awards ceremony and luncheon will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at 11:30 AM at the Listerhill Credit Union conference room, 4790 E. Second Street, Muscle Shoals.

The Power of LOCAL

Guest speaker, Melissa Warnke, Communications / Engagement Manager for Alabama Retail Association, will discuss the power of doing business and shopping locally, and how it impacts everything in our community.

Ms. Warnke will also discuss the “Future of LOCAL” which gives small businesses insight into the shopping patterns of  millennials and why they prefer small business. Learn how to use your business strengths to market to millennials, the generation that will soon have the largest purchasing power in a changing economy.

Category sponsorships are available and include:

Family-owned Business of the Year
This award is open to a business of any size that is family-owned and run by a member of the founding family. 
Business Start-Up of the Year
This award will recognize a business that has been established in the past two years that has made a positive impact in the community.

Shoals Impact Award
This award will be presented to a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the community and impacting the lives of its citizens. Nominees must hold a current 501c3 status.

Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Recognizes a female-owned organization that has made an impact on its specific market sector, with set goals for future growth and development in the Shoals.
Small Business of the Year (1-10 Employees)
Awards a small business will ten or fewer employees that has had successful growth in the past three years. This organization has a positive working environment, a committed involvement to the economic vitality of the Shoals, and are poised to grow in the future.

Mid-Sized Business of the Year (11-50 Employees)
This award will be presented to a business with 11-50 employees that has made significant contributions to the development and training of its workforce, the economic vitality of the Shoals, and innovative business practices.

Large Business of the Year (51+ Employees)
Open to larger companies employing more than 50 employees. The winning business must have made a significant impact on the Shoals area through community efforts and economic growth.

Click here to nominate your choices for these prestigious honors. All nominees must hold a current business license or 501c3 status within Lauderdale and/or Colbert Counties. Nominations must be submitted by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 18.

Nominees will be recognized at the luncheon. Winners from each category will be given a special award with featured recognition from the podium.

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For more information, please contact:
Chelsea Kauchick
Director of Marketing & Leadership Programs
Shoals Chamber of Commerce