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2022 Annual Awards

Deadline To Be Announced!

Each year, the Erie County Chamber of Commerce takes pride in citing those who have put forth a special effort to make our community a better place. We invite your nomination(s) for the individual, business, or organization that you feel is deserving of special recognition this year. When completing the nomination form, please include as much information as possible in an attached narrative. You may submit as many nominations as you wish.

Award Categories

Ambassador(s) of the Year Award: Presented to an individual or individuals who attend all meetings, all events, and goes above and beyond to volunteer their help with membership or donation requests. Must work for a chamber-member company.

Business of the Year: Recognizes a chamber-member business that has shown notable growth, along with contributions to the community, particularly within the past year.

Business Person of the Year: Presented to a chamber-member in business who personifies the highest level of excellence in their field.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Recognizes a chamber-member who has created, or caused to be created, a successful start-up enterprise, within the past five years.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented to a current or former chamber-member business owner, senior officer, or community leader who has, over the course of his or her career, demonstrated a long-term commitment to Erie County and its business community, supported economic prosperity within the community, served as a role-model for others, and maintained multiple involvements beyond his or her business.

Senior Council Award: Presented to an individual or organization whose personal or professional achievements are exemplary and worthy of special recognition, but may not fit within any of the above classifications.