Do you know an individual or business who goes above and beyond for our community? Now is the time to recognize everything they do for us.  You can make nominations in as many categories as you wish.  Nominations are open from now until January 4, 2019.  A judging panel, comprised of Chamber members, will review and score the award nominations.  The six categories are as follows:
The Economic Impact Award
Recognizes an extraordinary investment in the community that has a significant positive impact on the Atlantic County Economy and surrounding regions.  Criteria include but are not limited to:

  • Must be a for-profit business;
  • The investment is of a significant measure, positively impacting the local economy;
  • Increased employment;
  • Significantly improving Atlantic County’s image;
  • Creating meaningful opportunities for spin-off business activity;
  • Event or activity culminates in the current year;


The Excellence in Small Business Award
Is given to a member business with 1-25 employees that displays overall outstanding contributions to the Chamber and/or to the business community—please list contributions, business growth, success story or something they’re most proud of on nomination form.

  • Must be a for-profit business;
  • Increased workforce;
  • Business growth;
  • Unique marketing strategy and demonstrated success;
  • Significant sales growth;
  • Environmental commitment;
  • Community involvement;
  • Business expansion;

Outstanding Young Professional Award
The Greater Atlantic City area is experiencing a growing number of young professionals and entrepreneurs. The cohort represents the next generation of business professional who will play an important role in the area’s growth and prosperity. The criteria for this award are as follows and candidates from both for and non-profit organizations are eligible.

  • The candidate will be under the age of 35;
  • Part of the area business community for a minimum of two years;
  • If candidate has established an independent business, demonstrates overall growth;
  • If part of an organization, stands out for outstanding contribution;
  • Active community contribution;
  • A positive role model for other young professionals;


The Sustainability Excellence Award
This award recognizes a business that embraces sustainable practices in its daily operation.  The winner will have demonstrated leadership in the areas of energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and an emphasis on supporting local.

Tourism Excellence Award
The recipient of this award will have a demonstrated history of service excellence over the past year through increasing awareness of Atlantic County as a viable tourist destination.  The award will recognize a for-profit business that has demonstrated excellence in the tourism sector and has played a vital role in the growth of the tourism industry in the region.

Examples of potential nominations include restaurants, hotels/motels, wineries, micro-breweries, attractions, golf courses. Criteria include but are not limited to:

  • Must be a for-profit business;
  • Excellence in front line service to visitors;
  • Results in increased tourism traffic to region;
  • Partnership development;
  • Community involvement;


This Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the efforts of an individual who goes out of his or her way to promote the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, and by doing so shares with others the story of our community and what it has to offer.

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