Nominations are now being accepted by the Small Business Council of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Small Business, Rookie of the Year & Good As Green Business Award.


OFFICIAL 2021 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

Each year the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding business persons for their personal achievements and community contributions.

 NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5pm, Friday, August 27, 2021

Open to all Small Business Owners who are members in Good Standing of
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce


AWARD CATEGORIES:
Rookie Small Business of the Year
– in operation 1-3 years as of January 1, 2021

Small Business of the Year – 10-or less full time (or full time equivalent which =2 part time) employees in operation over 3 years as of January 1. 2021

Small Business of the Year – 11- 100 full time (or fulltime equivalent which =2 part time) employees in operation for over 3 years as of January 1, 2021

Good As Green Business of the Year-Recognizes a small business that has achieved excellence in the creation & implementation of sustainable business practices.


    Awards Categories: Check Only One:


    JUDGING CRITERIA AND PROCESS

    TO NOMINATE

    Any Chamber member who knows of a deserving small business is encouraged to nominate that firm by completing above.  Self -nominations are also encouraged.  The nominee will be contacted for specific details.  The deadline for submitting nominations is 5pm, Friday, August 27, 2021.

    JUDGING CRITERIA FOR ROOKIE & SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS

    Any Chamber member who knows of a deserving small business is encouraged to nominate that firm by completing the form above.  Self -nominations are also encouraged.  The nominee will be contacted for specific details.  The deadline for submitting nominations is 5pm, Friday, August 27, 2021.

    • Good Business Practices/Staying Power
    • Sales History/Expansion or Market Increase
    • Innovativeness of product or service offered
    • Provide superior customer service and/or product
    • Management philosophy including small business training courses completed, business related certificates, degree(s) or related designations (including employee-training programs)
    • Community involvement (civic, religious, charitable, personal and professional; the encouragement of your employees to participate.
    • Disaster Preparedness Plan

    JUDGING CRITERIA FOR GOOD AS GREEN SMALL BUSINESS AWARD

    Green Business Philosophies & Practice

    • Green Business Philosophies & Practice
    • Recycling
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Waste Reduction
    • Water Conservation
    • Florida-Friendly Landscaping

    JUDGING PROCESS

    Nominations will be accepted, in proper format, from the general public, Longboat Key Chamber of  Commerce members and civic organizations.

     A panel of judges independently and confidentially score each written application.  Personal  interviews are conducted with high scoring nominees. A weighting system will be utilized for all scoring.

    The Small Business Council will announce the winners at the Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key.

    Winners will remain confidential until announcement at the annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday Nov. 4th.  You must be present at the luncheon to receive the Award.