Small Business Nominations



To Nominate

Any Chamber member who knows of a deserving small business is encouraged to nominate that firm by completing the form below. Self -nominations are also encouraged. The nominee will be contacted for specific details. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 30, 2017.

Judging Criteria For Rookie & Small Business Awards

  • Good Business Practices/Staying Power
  • Sales History/Expansion or Market Increase
  • Innovativeness of product or service offered
  • 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.

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

Judging Criteria For Good As Green Small Business Award

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

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

The Small Business of the Year, Rookie Business of the Year and Good As Green Business of the Year selection committee will be comprised of the members of the Small Business Council of the LBK Chamber of Commerce.

The Small Business Council will announce the winners at the Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Zota Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 34228

Winners will remain confidential until announcement at the annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday Oct 19th. You must be present to receive the Award.


Official 2017 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.

To Qualify

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


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