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The Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce has always been a supporter of local small businesses. This year, businesses will be nominated and awarded for their hard work in the community. The 2016 Truliant Small Business Award will offer recognition to small companies for their success and contributions to the community, while providing the opportunity to showcase their company at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is the largest business meeting in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County with more than 1,000 of North Carolina’s most prominent business leaders present.
Starting in mid-June, we will solicit nominations from as many sources in the community as possible. This includes emails to small businesses and those that provide services to small businesses, business and civic associations, advertisements on our website, President’s Letter, social media, press releases, etc.
Please submit nominations to Joseph Hamby NO LATER THAN July 29, 2016.
Chamber staff will contact nominees to congratulate them on their nomination and explain the application process. Nominees will have approximately two weeks to compile a small written packet that covers company history, business or management philosophy, response to challenges, innovative products or services offered and community-oriented contributions in their own words. The application does not require companies to disclose financials. The deadline for completing the application is August 31, 2016. Click here to access the 2016 application.
Any Chamber member headquartered in Forsyth County with 50 FTE’s or less (organization-wide), can be nominated.
We strive to recognize a mix of excellent, diverse small businesses that meet the following criteria:
Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:
The application packets are scored by the council. The council is comprised of Truliant Federal Credit Union staff, four college/university small business experts, and a Chamber of Commerce representative.
Five applicants will be named as finalists, with the award recipient announced at the 2016 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 19th.
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