Emerging Business of the Year Award Application
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., January 10, 2020.
No extensions will be granted.
About the Business Awards:
The Business Awards, part of the Jackson Chamber’s Annual Celebration, are designed to promote and celebrate excellence in the business community. Awards will be given in the following categories:
Emerging Business of the Year
- 1 Award
Health and Wellness Award
- 1 Award
Non-Profit of the Year
- 1 Award
Industry of the Year
- 1 Award
Business of the Year Award 1-49 Employees
– 1 Award
Business of the Year Award 50+ Employees
– 1 Award
Companies will be judged on performance in four categories:
History/Growth - 30%
Customer Service Excellence - 30%
Community Involvement - 30%
Essay Question - 10%
Applications are judged by an out of town panel of judges,
by employees of the Jackson Chamber. All winners will be announced at the Annual Celebration on March 12, 2020.
All information submitted will be kept confidential.
• All applicants must be a member of the Jackson Chamber.
• This application is for the Emerging Business of the Year Award category: The Business of the Year Award (1-49 Employees), Business of the Year Award (50+ Employees), Health and Wellness Award, Industry of the Year Award, and Non-Profit of the Year Award are separate.
• You may only apply for 1 award category per year.
• Winners may not reapply for the same award for 5 years.
• All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2020. No extensions will be granted.
Emerging Business of the Year Award:
The winner of this award must have been in business for less than 5 years as of December 31, 2019. Business must be a member of the Jackson Chamber.
Has your business been in operation less than 5 years by December 31, 2019?
If you answered no to the above question, you do not qualify for the
Emerging Business of the Year Award.
Please refer to the Business Award section at www.jacksontn.com for a list of award categories. For questions, please contact Jill Erling, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-2200.
Name of Company
Mailing Address (please include City, State and Zip Code)
Primary Decision Maker
Year Established Under Current Ownership
Number of Full-Time Payrolled Employees
Number of Part-Time Payrolled Employees
Briefly explain your product or service
History and Growth
How many employees did you have when you started your company?
How many employees do you currently have (December 2019)?
Define your company's capital improvements made since the year you went into business. This may include new equipment, refurbishment of existing equipment, remodeling, etc.
Please describe how you have increased your customer base since you began your business? Please explain and include demographics.
Has the company been profitable before owner's compensation?
Please explain your strategic planning process.
What positive changes have resulted from your strategic planning process?
Please state your mission statement.
Customer Service Excellence
Explain your company's philosophy of customer service.
What have you developed or adjusted since you started your business to better serve your customers? Please explain.
Please attach 3 letters of recommendation.
No Jackson Chamber employee will be involved in any aspect of the judging.
Please list the organizations your company and/or employees have been involved with over the last year and the type of involvement (monetary, volunteers, etc.) The depth of involvement and support of these organizations is most important. The involvement listed should be limited to your company's paid employees.
Please explain why your company should win the Emerging Business of the Year Award.
CERTIFICATE OF ACCURACY
Do you attest that all information provided to the best of your knowledge is true and accurate?
The information provided is true and factual as of
Thank you for your submission.
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., January 10, 2019. All winners will be announced at the Annual Celebration on March 12, 2020.
For questions, please contact Jill Erling at email@example.com or 423-2200.
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