Outstanding Business Awards 2021

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Outstanding Business Awards. Last year The Chamber launched “InSpirit”, the digital evolution of the OBA’s. This year, we will see the event return with all new award categories that will highlight the businesses and individuals in our communities who are leading the way back to our new normal. We hope to have an in-person celebratory event depending upon protocol. However, rest assured we will continue to follow safety protocols with a safe and fun celebration party!

To qualify as a finalist simply tell us why you should be the recipient of one of the awards by submitting an essay. All nominations received will be viewed by an independent judging panel.

All essays or nominations are to be submitted to Carole Cunningham at ccunningham@thechambersj.com

Requirements for essay submissions:

  • Must be no less than 500 words.
  • Please tell us how you adapted to changes and how they were incorporated into your business.
  • Specify what award you are applying for.
  • Nominees do NOT need to be members of The Chamber to qualify.

 See below for award categories and requirements.

Award Criteria

Excellence in Collaboration:

This award recognizes creative collaboration between organizations/businesses for the purpose of addressing significant needs and/or expanding the possibilities of your organization or business.

Business Strength/Resilience Award:

This award recognizes an organization/business which displayed enduring strength, capably adapted in time of crisis and continues to thrive.

Front Line Hero Award:

This award recognizes an individual/business who has shown a great amount of courage, considerations for those surrounding them, and selflessness. A front-line hero is one who puts other’s needs before their own and ensures the safety of everyone around them.

The Inspirational Leader Award:

This award recognizes an individual that has demonstrated true integrity, compassion and courage while possessing a clear vision and helping others reach their goals.

The Most Innovative Award:

This award recognizes an organization or business that has presented new methods, a new service or product, and advanced thinking to meet new requirements, specifically during a time of crisis.

Community “Support Local” Advocate:

This individual would be known to be a true advocate of supporting local, shopping local and encouraging others to as well. An advocate for the shop small movement as well as promotion of community and all members of our community, they have a vested interest in the development, success, and support of the region.