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    1st Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon

  • Small business is the backbone of our community. They are the mainstay within a healthy economy with a heart for the community they serve. Join us in celebrating independently owned small businesses with less than 10 employees. These businesses have shown themselves as innovators with empowering cultures who engage and improve the greater Gig Harbor Peninsula area. Three awards will be handed out at our November 7th Luncheon at Canterwood Country Club.

    PROPELLER AWARD: Best Start Up 2019

    This business launched into motion less than three years ago and demonstrates the following:

    • Staying power – demonstrate entrepreneurial potential necessary for long-term business success and economic growth within the Greater Peninsula community.
    • Response to adversity - problem(s) faced in the business and the methods being used to solve them.
    • Community engagement – how the business is engaged in creating positive change and contribution in supporting the vibrancy of the Greater Peninsula community.
    • Innovation – how innovation, unique methods, or superior product or service are being used to fill a creative niche or need not adequately addressed by the competition.

    Propeller Award Nomination Submission Form

     

    KEEL AWARD: Best Community Investment 2019

    This stabilizing business creates positive change and demonstrates the following:

    • Community engagement – how the business is engaged in creating positive change and contribution in supporting vibrancy of the Greater Peninsula community.
    • Community improvement – how the business aids community-based work and improves conditions in the community through the use of business owner and employee time, partners, and other resources.
    • Empowering culture – demonstrate how the business is working to make the workplace and the world at large a fairer, safer, and most supportive workplace. Achievements such as: equal pay; development and promoting of women; promoting work-life balance, corporate social responsibility.

    Keel Award Nomination Submission Form

     

    MAINSTAY AWARD: Best Small Business of the Year 2019

    This business has a strong desire for excellence in everything they do. They are known for achieving an empowering culture within their organization which has allowed them to excel. Engaging with the community in positive ways that contribute to the vibrancy of the Greater Peninsula area is important to them. The Best Small Business of the Year is recognized for their achievements.

    • Excellence – what makes your company the best small business in the Greater Peninsula community?
    • Company achievements – demonstrate the specific company successes the business has achieved (i.e. people employed, revenue growth, customers served, etc.) as well as achievements in their industry.
    • Community engagement – how the business is engaged in creating positive change and contribution in supporting the vibrancy of the Greater Peninsula community.
    • Empowering culture – how business is working to make the workplace and the world at large a fairer, safer and most supportive workplace. Achievements such as: equal pay; development and promoting women; promoting work-life balance, corporate social responsibility.

    Mainstay Award Nomination Submission Form

     

    Nominations accepted up to September 23, 2019 at 2:00PM.

  • Nominations

    Small Business Submission Eligibility Criteria:

    • Small for-profit business with less than 10 employees
    • Independently-owned and operated
    • Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Member
    • Business is located in the Greater Peninsula area (Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula, Islands) 
    • Business owner must be a resident of the State of Washington
    • Previous Chamber Award winners not eligible (within last three years)
    • Businesses of Chamber Board Members or Awards Committee not eligible

    If you are eligible, please consider submitting your nomination. 

    Submission Guidelines: 

    • Deadline to submit nomination form: September 16, 2019, 2:00 PM.
    • Up to 1-page (12-point font) biography of the owner including business background. Must also include the “WHY” (i.e. driving force) behind why the business was originally created.
    • Each award has nomination criteria. Written response to all nomination criteria should not exceed 2 pages (12-point font) in total. Concise and specific examples for each criteria is appreciated.
    • Optional: Provide a collection of supporting files, news coverage, press releases or materials that support the submission and provide more background information to the selection committee.

    Nomination Submission Forms:

    Propeller Award Nomination Submission Form

    Keel Award Nomination Submission Form

    Mainstay Award Nomination Submission Form

     

  • Sponsorship Available

    Show your support for small businesses in the Greater Gig Harbor/Peninsula community by sponsoring the 1st Annual Anchor Awards.

    Lighthouse - $750 (limit-3) 1 Sold

    • Table Sponsor w/ prime table location – 8 people
    • Logo listed in written promotion (program & emails)
    • Logo included on powerpoint slide with tagline (plays during lunch)
    • Logo included with link on Event Landing page & Social Event page
    • Logo on placard at luncheon table
    • Sponsor name read at awards luncheon
    • Digital sponsorship badge for your website and social media pages

    Beacon - $300

    • 2 luncheon tickets
    • Logo listed in written promotion (program & emails)
    • Logo included on powerpoint slide with 2-3 other Beacon sponsors (plays during lunch)
    • Logo included with link on event landing page & social event page
    • Digital sponsorship badge for your website and social media pages

    Buoy - $100

    • 1 luncheon ticket
    • Name listed in written promotion (program & emails)
    • Name included in list of Buoy sponsors in powerpoint presentation (plays during lunch)
    • Digital sponsorship badge for your website and social media pages

    To reserve your sponsorship, please complete the Anchor Awards Sponsorship Contract

    Questions? Call us at 253-851-6865 or email info@gigharborchamber.com

    Digital Badge Samples:

              

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