Nominations Open for Greater Austin Business Awards

Posted on 05/09/2017 by Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

The Austin Chamber wants you to dream big. Tell us why your company should be one of the winners of the Greater Austin Business Awards. You have until June 23 to nominate and tell us your story which will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Nominations in multiple categories increase your chances to be recognized for your excellence. Will it be you?

To help you find your company’s best fit, check out the categories below. At the annual awards dinner in August, we plan to formally recognize four employee groups in six categories as well as individual awards.

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 creates a culture of wellness and provides innovative programs for employee health and wellness.

Environmentally Friendly
Any organization in any industry that contributes to environmental stewardship through partnership-based projects, volunteerism, conservation, leadership, construction, community-building or innovative efforts.

Any organization in any industry that employs new ideas or approaches to doing business or new technology innovation.

Executive Leadership
Recognizes presidents, principals or chief executive officers for devoting time and energy to strengthen and transform the organization that they lead.

Global Impact
Any organization in any industry who has demonstrated growth in international business and has increased or maintained employment in the Austin Region through the expansion of international activity.

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.

NEW: First Time Entrepreneur
Any individual that launches a consumer-focused business that is a first-time entrepreneur. The business can be making a physical product, retail brand or software product but must be focused on the consumer. The company should have active customers but doesn’t have to be profitable.

NEW: Company Culture
Any organization in any industry that fosters a creative, collaborative workplace culture to enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Demonstrates a sustainable culture with proven employee retention rates.

Most Uniquely Austin
A company that embraces the unique Austin culture and exemplifies what it means to live and do business in Austin.

Each category will be judged by an independent panel based on the number of employees (25 and under; 26-100; 101-400; and 401 plus) of a company. Judges will select one award in all categories for a total of 29 awards.

Created by the Chamber, the Greater Business Awards recognizes businesses and organizations for achievements, community contributions, and milestones. It is the largest business event in Central Texas bringing over 1,000 business leaders, entrepreneurs, organizations, government officials, and the regional chambers together.

The Greater Austin Business Awards will be held August 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Austin. The event is sponsored by Facebook, Austin American-Statesman, Texas Capital Bank, Brookfield Residential, Cook-Walden, Dignity, and Southwest. Supporting sponsors include ABC Home & Commercial Services, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, H-E-B, Intel, St. David's Healthcare, Texas Gas Service, and Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

To submit your nomination form, click here.

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