2014 Greater Austin Business Awards

2014 Greater Austin Business Awards



The 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards, a competition organized by the Austin Chamber of Commerce to honor excellence in business in the Greater Austin region. The Awards recognize businesses and organizations for achievements, community contributions and milestones. It is the largest business event in Central Texas bringing together 1,000 business leaders, entrepreneurs, organizations, government officials and regional chambers.

The Categories for nomination are as follows:

  • Community Relations
  • Customer Service
  • Innovative Practices & Technology
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Health & Wellness
  • International Export
  • Executive Leadership
  • Non-profit
  • Most uniquely Austin

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COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Any organization in any industry that demonstrates a successful approach to corporate social responsibility and can show a positive impact on the community.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Any organization in any industry dedicated to outstanding customer service and satisfaction in all aspects of sales and services.

HEALTH & WELLNESS 
Any organization in any industry that actively encourages employees to engage in a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILTY AND SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Any organization in any industry that demonstrates an alignment with clean energy or clean technology practices.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION AWARD
Any organization in any industry that employs new ideas or approaches to doing business.

NON PROFIT
Section 501(c)(3) public charity or private foundation that is tirelessly focused on serving the community and the partnerships they have built with for-profit organizations

MOST UNIQUELY AUSTIN
A company that embraces the unique Austin culture and exemplifies what it means to live and do business in Austin

THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Executive Leadership Award recognizes presidents, principals or chief executive officers for devoting time and energy to strengthen and transform the organization that they lead. This includes specific situations or initiatives where the recipient's insight, discernment and ability to lead and inspire have guided their organization to a new level of growth, achievement and recognition. Nominees for this award must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Actively support advancement,
  • Create a vision and inspire others,
  • Establish a positive image for his or her business while leading it to higher levels of success,
  • Encourage innovation and risk-taking among employees, and
  • Give back to the community

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