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Business Leader of the Year

Each year the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce recognizes a remarkable individual who exemplifies the qualities of outstanding leadership, exceptional business acumen and selfless service to the community. Businesses and individuals are invited to submit nominations no later than Monday, June 27, 2022.

Eligibility

  1. Nominees may be owners, consultants, or employees in a corporation, business, government or non-profit organization with a business orientation.
  2. Membership is not required. Nominees need not be a current or former member of SCWCC to be considered.
  3. SCWCC board members or SCWCC foundation board members are not eligible for nomination.

Criteria

  • Demonstrated leadership impact and results for her company, employees and community, through her coaching/mentoring, transparency and code of ethics.
  • Development of innovative events and/or programs, publications, research materials and online applications to enhance small business awareness and solutions.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in improving the environment for the creation and expansion of women owned businesses.
  • Demonstrated philanthropic activities that benefit other women owned businesses and the Colorado Springs Community.
  • Advocacy of the women-owned business community as a whole, not solely for individual personal advancement.
  • Exemplified resourcefulness, despite trials and tribulations that presented themselves in 2020.

To submit a nominee

The process to nominate a candidate for Business Leader of the Year is easier than ever. Complete as much of the following information as you can. For qualified candidates we will follow-up with a short phone or zoom call to collect additional information.



    Deadline

    Nominations must be received by Monday, June 27, 2022 via the online submission form. For questions, please see the nomination guidelines online, call 719-442-2007, or email info@scwcc.com. Annual Awards will be presented on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – and all nominees must be available to accept the award in person, at the event.

    Member of the Year

    The SCWCC Member of the Year award category recognizes excellence and accomplishment among current member individuals and businesses that support the mission of economic vitality in all women-owned, women-driven and women-friendly enterprise in the Pikes Peak region. Businesses and individuals are invited to submit nominations no later than Monday, June 27, 2022.

    Eligibility

    1. Nominees must be members in good standing of the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
    2. SCWCC board members or SCWCC foundation board members are not eligible for nomination.

    Criteria

    • Demonstrated regular engagement at SCWCC programs and events through interaction with new, prospective and existing member attendees.
    • Consistent promotion of the SCWCC Mission Statement while upholding the image of the SCWCC.
    • Advocate for doing business with and promoting other Chamber businesses, fostering positive relationships between the SCWCC and the community.
    • List of recognitions or acknowledgements by industry peers, or the communities in which they do business.

    To submit a nominee

    The process to nominate a candidate for Member of the Year is easier than ever. Complete as much of the following information as you can. For qualified candidates we will follow-up with a short phone or zoom call to collect additional information.



      Deadline

      Nominations must be received by Monday, June 27, 2022 via the online submission form. For questions, please see the nomination guidelines online, call 719-442-2007, or email info@scwcc.com. Annual Awards will be presented on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – and all nominees must be available to accept the award in person, at the event.

      Minority Owned Business of the Year

      The SCWCC Minority Owned Business award category recognizes excellence and accomplishment among individuals and businesses that support the mission of minority economic vitality in all women-owned, women-driven and women-friendly enterprise in the Pikes Peak region. Businesses and individuals are invited to submit nominations no later than Monday, June 27, 2022.

      Eligibility

      1. Be a woman owned and a minority owned business.
      2. The individual must own a business that has a substantial history of continuing operations for a minimum of three (3) years.
      3. SCWCC board members or SCWCC foundation board members are not eligible for nomination.

      Criteria

      • Demonstrated stability and growth over the past (3) years despite impacts of COVID-19.
      • Contributions to the economic vitality of Colorado Springs, through her leadership.
      • Demonstrated effectiveness and advocacy in improving the environment for the creation and expansion of woman/minority owned businesses in Colorado Springs.

      To submit a nominee

      The process to nominate a candidate for Minority Owned Business of the Year is easier than ever. Complete as much of the following information as you can. For qualified candidates we will follow-up with a short phone or zoom call to collect additional information.



        Deadline

        Nominations must be received by Monday, June 27, 2022 via the online submission form. For questions, please see the nomination guidelines online, call 719-442-2007, or email info@scwcc.com. Annual Awards will be presented on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – and all nominees must be available to accept the award in person, at the event.

        Young Professional of the Year

        To recognize career excellence, creativity and initiative, the SCWCC Young Professional of the Year will be an emerging leader, who clearly serves as a role model for peers in the Pikes Peak Region. Businesses and individuals are invited to submit nominations no later than Monday, June 27, 2022.

        Eligibility

        1. Nominees must be 39 years of age, or younger.
        2. Membership is not required. Nominees need not be a current or former member of SCWCC to be considered. Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by others.
        3. SCWCC board members or SCWCC foundation board members are not eligible for nomination.

        Criteria

        • Demonstrated a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, personal creativity, and a determination to be successful in their career, community and personal life.
        • Demonstrated ethical decision-making skills.
        • Civic engagement is pertinent to not only the nominee, but the community at large. Share the nominee’s activities, the goal of those activities and the final outcome of their efforts.
        • Describe three reasons as to why the nominee will continue to grow five (5) years into their career.
        • Demonstrated effectiveness in improving the environment for the creation and expansion of women in the workforce.

        To submit a nominee

        The process to nominate a candidate for Young Professional of the Year is easier than ever. Complete as much of the following information as you can. For qualified candidates we will follow-up with a short phone or zoom call to collect additional information.



          Deadline

          Nominations must be received by Monday, June 27, 2022 via the online submission form. For questions, please see the nomination guidelines online, call 719-442-2007, or email info@scwcc.com. Annual Awards will be presented on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – and all nominees must be available to accept the award in person, at the event.

          Don Brown Entrepreneur Award

          The Don Brown Entrepreneur Award category recognizes the tenacious spirit needed to succeed as an entrepreneur, and women who have taken the risk of starting and running their own business in Southern Colorado. Businesses and individuals are invited to submit nominations no later than Monday, June 27, 2022.

          Eligibility

          1. Membership is not required. Nominees need not be a current or former member of SCWCC to be considered. Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by others.
          2. SCWCC board members or SCWCC foundation board members are not eligible for nomination.

          Criteria

          The entrepreneur should be:

          • Taking smart risks and evolving to meet changing circumstances.
          • Seeking out expert advice and wisdom, and proactively growing her own knowledge. She is naturally curious.
          • Innovating, planning for the future, and distinguishing herself from the field. She is taking the long road rather than just quick wins.
          • Making notable contributions to the community through charitable leadership roles.
          • Demonstrating the ability to overcome adversity.
          • Provide a list of recognitions or acknowledgements by industry peers, or the communities in which they do business.

          To submit a nominee

          The process to nominate a candidate for the Don Brown Entrepreneur Award of the Year is easier than ever. Complete as much of the following information as you can. For qualified candidates we will follow-up with a short phone or zoom call to collect additional information.



            Deadline

            Nominations must be received by Monday, June 27, 2022 via the online submission form. For questions, please see the nomination guidelines online, call 719-442-2007, or email info@scwcc.com. Annual Awards will be presented on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – and all nominees must be available to accept the award in person, at the event.

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