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Annual Meeting Nomination Form

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED

Awards will be presented during the 2022 Annual Meeting, April 21, 2022.

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Award Categories

Business Innovation

Changing the establishment by introducing something better is no easy process, but it’s what true innovators live for. Those recognized for Business Innovation have made innovation a part of their everyday routine and provide tangible benefits through their work. This award recognizes a business that exceeds the standard for resourcefulness and creativity in the workplace. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Champion of Diversity Award

Recognizes a business or individual who has made a durable commitment to embracing diversity in their workplace and community. Eligible applicants include any business or individual who resides in the Grand Strand.

Small Business of the Year

Recognizes a business with 50 or fewer employees committed to sound business practices in operation, management and service to the community. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Nonprofit of the Year

Recognizes a 501(c)3 organization that demonstrates effective fundraising and outstanding contributions to the community. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Community Service Award

Recognizes a business or organization that contributes to the community in the form of leadership, volunteerism and/or financial support. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers are the cornerstone of our organization. They ensure chamber programs, events and initiatives are successful. This person is dedicated to the mission of the chamber and is a familiar face seen by chamber investors. Eligible applicants include individuals who volunteered past or present for the chamber on various chamber committees or other events sponsored by the chamber. The recipient must be a current chamber investor.

Hospitality Employee of the Year

This award honors a non-manager who works directly with visitors on a regular basis and projects a positive image of his or her business, property, attraction or event and the state of South Carolina. The recipient excels in customer service by providing a memorable and pleasant experience for our visitors. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Entrepreneur of the Year

This award applauds someone who demonstrates innovativeness, originality and entrepreneurial spirit in the development of processes, products or technologies. The chamber presents this prestigious award to an individual who has taken a risk in business - started a new venture; expanded into a new area; taken on a challenging project. Eligible applicants include any entrepreneur who resides in the Grand Strand.

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Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget. 

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