Categories for awards include: Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees), Medium Business of the Year (11-50 employees), Large Business of the Year (over 50 employees), Quality of Life Award and Hawkins Business Award.
Criteria for nominating a small, medium or large business of the year include being a dues paying member of the chamber for at least two years, having business practices above reproach and the business must be considered an asset to the community. The nominee must also have been in business at least two years.
The Quality of Life Award will go to a non-profit business who has been a member of the chamber for at least two years and also has an active presence in the community. Criteria also includes having a significant increase in the number of citizens served through its service.
The Hawkins Business Award will be given to a member who has demonstrated outstanding civic, business and professional leadership, possesses qualities including integrity, honest and commitment to the community and is also actively engaged in activities that have an impact in the community.
Chamber president Theresa Harvey said that business awards have been given out since 1989.
Businesses may nominate themselves. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. April 1. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Nomination forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (714) 871-2871 and also mailed to the chamber.
Award winners will be announced at an upcoming mixer and will be given June 18 at the Summit House. The awards ceremony also kicks off the chamber's 120th anniversary.