2021 Fairview & District Chamber Business Awards
The Annual Fairview & District Chamber Business Awards is a valuable opportunity to recognize and celebrate all our hardworking local businesses/individuals who give so generously to our communities and provide services we dearly love and need. Help us shine a light on local businesses/individuals that have shown exceptional business practices, leadership, and community mindedness by nominating a special business or individual today.
Nominations are open to the public from September 14th – September 28, 2021. This is where we ask you (the experts), to let us know who the exceptional businesses, organizations & individuals are in our community. All businesses within the district of the Town of Fairview, M.D. of Fairview #136, Village of Hines Creek and Clear Hills County are eligible to be nominated. You are entitled to nominate any business including your own and are encouraged to nominate yourself for an award as you know your business/individual contributions better than anyone. Everyone is welcome to nominate multiple businesses or nominate a business in more than one category. Nominations will be accepted in the 10 categories listed below.
All nominees will be contacted by the Fairview & District Chamber of Commerce and asked if they would like to accept the nomination. If the nominee accepts the nomination, they will be asked to complete an awards package. Details included in these packages will be used by the volunteer judging panel to score and determine finalists and ultimately the winners in each category. * If a business is nominated in multiple categories, the business must choose a maximum of 2 categories to compete in. * The Chamber staff reserves the right to reallocate nominees into the appropriate award category if they are determined to be ineligible in the category submitted.
The volunteer judging panel is comprised of an impartial, diverse group of respected community members, past Chamber Presidents, past winners & business leaders. * Please note Chamber staff nor current Board of Directors are involved in nominee judging.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To be a valid entry, businesses must: Be in operation at the time of the awards. * Not have previously won in the same category in the past 2 years.
Nominees will be announced once they have been contacted and have accepted nomination. Finalists in each category will be announced on October 4th, 2021. Winners will be announced at our Annual Business Awards Gala on October 22, 2021.
Award Categories & Criteria
Large Business of the Year (10 or more full-time employees)
Honors an outstanding business with 10 or more full time employees that demonstrates commitment to performance excellence in their business or industry and embodies the spirit of the business community. This business has an exceptional “wow factor” when dealing with customers/guests, partners and stakeholders. This business or owner goes beyond the scope of their everyday operations and provides an example to be followed for others looking to make our community a better place.
Small Business of the Year (less than 10 full-time employees)
Honors an outstanding business with 1 – 10 full time employees that demonstrates commitment to performance excellence in their business or industry and embodies the spirit of the business community. This business has an exceptional “wow factor” when dealing with customers/guests, partners and stakeholders. This business or owner goes beyond the scope of their everyday operations and provides an example to be followed for others looking to make our community a better place.
Workplace Excellence Award
This award recognizes a business or individual that goes above and beyond for their employees and provides an outstanding work environment. The business clearly values employee development and retention and places a high level of importance on corporate culture, a happy and healthy work environment, and prioritizes diversity and accessibility.
Charitable Group or Organization of the Year
This award is bestowed upon a non-profit or charitable organization, group, club or committee that exemplifies excellence and innovation in their programs, projects, and partnerships. Their commitment to growth and expanded programs, as well as service, community involvement, sustainable practices and/or job creation/development demonstrates a dedicated focus on achieving their vision and mandate.
Community Impact Award
This award is presented to a business or individual that has been a leader in finding ways of doing business while also doing good for our community. This business sees community investment as a core part of their values and demonstrates community-mindedness. This award honors a business that embodies an overall spirit of giving through contributions of time, leadership and resources in support of local group, organizations and nonprofits.
Rising Star Award
Is awarded to a new business or new owner of a pre-existing business established within the last two years, that has achieved outstanding business performance in a short period of time and demonstrates exceptional promise of continued growth. The award recipient demonstrates a commitment to the community and has had a positive impact on the local economy.
Business Legacy Award
This award recognizes a business that is independently owned/or locally operated for a minimum of 10 years, that has shown sustained growth and whose business efforts have accomplished extraordinary things that have benefited the community in unique and meaningful ways. This business or individual is an inspirational role model for the community.
Adult Excellence in Customer Service Award
This award is presented to an individual (18 +) that creates an exceptional customer/guest service experience each and every day. This individual makes you feel special when you walk in the door and goes above and beyond to create a pleasurable customer/guest experience, assist needs and answer questions.
Youth Excellence in Customer Service Award
This award is presented to an individual (Under 18) that creates an exceptional customer/guest service experience each and every day. This individual makes you feel special when you walk in the door and goes above and beyond to create a pleasurable customer/guest experience, assist needs and answer questions.
Business Excellence in Customer Service Award
This award is presented to a business with an outstanding dedication and achievement to service excellence and customer/guest satisfaction, demonstrated by their commitment to exceptional service standards that consistently exceed customer/guest expectations and who proficiently meet or exceed the changing needs of customers/guests. This business excels at staff/team training and development and developing customer/guest relationships while “Raising the Bar” for other businesses.