Small Business Awards Nomination

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The Findlay∙Hancock County Chamber of Commerce along with the Findlay Publishing Company will be spotlighting the men and women who, through their independent entrepreneurial spirit, play a vital role in building the community and the economy.  To be nominated is a reward in itself and a nomination serves as a great tribute to a company’s leadership and employees.  To formally recognize this significant achievement in business, please fill out the following information. All small business nominees and recipients will be recognized at the 2017 Small Business Awards Ceremony.  

Save the Date: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., October 12, 2017 at Winebrenner Theological Seminary


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Section I: About the Nominee

Please provide specific details and information for the nominee/company that justify consideration for one of the award categories listed below.

Section II: Award Categories

Please check the award that your nominee best represents. Check only one category per nomination. Please note that the ATHENA Award has a separate nomination form. Click here to view it.

Section III: Nomination Submitted By

 

Download 2017 SBA Nomination Form


 

Award Criteria:


First Federal Bank Small Business of the Year: A substantiated history as an established business – growth in employee and sales – responsiveness to adversity – Supports community-oriented projects.

University of Findlay Small Business Person of the Year: An individual who has demonstrated leadership in growing their organization through additional employees and an increase in sales. Supports community-oriented projects.

State Bank Emerging Business of the Year: A locally owned, for-profit, up to five years in business under the same ownership – growth in employee and sales – responsiveness to adversity – Supports community-oriented projects.

CompManagement Inc. (CMI) and CompManagement Health Systems (CHS) Family-Owned Small Business:  A locally owned business which has been passed from one generation to another – – growth in employee and sales – responsiveness to adversity – Supports community-oriented projects.

Fifth Third Bank Downtown Champion of the Year: An individual, organization or business dedicating their time and efforts towards advancing the downtown community through their individual or organizational involvement.

The Companies of Tall Timbers Industrial Park Small Business Manufacturing Excellence of the Year: An established manufacturing business – growth in employee and sales – responsiveness to adversity – Supports community-oriented projects.

Citizens National Bank Agriculture Enterprise Champion of the Year: An established farm/agricultural business that has demonstrated sound business practices and leadership – marketing innovative farm practices – and dollar investment in the community.

WFIN-WKXA-106.3 The Fox Women in Business Champion of the Year: An established business – growth in employee and sales – responsiveness to adversity – Supports community-oriented projects – 50.1% female owned

Old Fort Banking Company Professional of the Year: An individual who is innovative – growth in employee and sales – use of personal time and resources – Supports community-oriented projects.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Diversity Small Business Champion of the Year: An established business – growth in employee and sales – responsiveness to adversity – Supports community-oriented projects – 50.1% minority owned

First National Bank “Go Local” Small Business Champion of the Year: A local business, individual, or not-for-profit organization committed to a local option when competitively available – innovative and collaborative partnerships. A champion of local brick and mortar businesses and other organizations by consciously choosing.

United Way of Hancock County Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award: This award will be presented to a local executive or paid staff member of a nonprofit organization (with 501 (c) 3 status) providing services in Hancock County. *Additional requirements on the nomination form.

The Trust Company Customer Service of the Year: An established business – consistently providing exceptional customer service throughout their organization – responsiveness to adversity – providing service and relationships that exceeds customers’ expectations

Huntington Bank ATHENA Award: A woman who has attained and personified the highest level of professional excellence in her business or profession, has devoted time and energy to the community in a meaningful way, and has opened doors of leadership opportunities for women.

 


A special thanks to contributing sponsor JYoakam LLC Advertising Agency for their support. Applicants may nominate business partners, clients, neighbors, suppliers, a fellow Chamber Member or even themselves! Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office and at www.FindlayHancockChamber.com, or may be downloaded here.


 

Call, fax, mail or e-mail your Nominee TODAY!

Findlay•Hancock County Chamber of Commerce.  123 East Main Cross Street, Findlay, OH 45840

Phone: 419-422-3313 ¨ Fax: 419-422-9508 ¨ FindlayHancockChamber.com ¨ cbenjamin@FindlayHancockChamber.com