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Business Perspectives
BY KARA BEER, President
Businesses of the Year Awards – Call for Nominations
Business is Roarin’ in the 20’s which is why the Bat-
tle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce and partnering agen- cies are excited
to present the Annual Business Ex- cellence Awards on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This premier business event is an evening affair to recog- nize the achievements, and the con- tributions they make to the growth and prosperity of the local economy, of successful businesses, nonprofits, organizations, and industry people in the Greater Battle Creek Area. This is a special evening when our entrepreneurs, businesses, nonprof- its, and organizations are honored
by their peers with extraordinary exposure and prestige.
• Women in Business/Woman of the Year Awards is to recognize out- standing women in business.
Nominations for this year’s Busi- nesses of the Year are now being accepted until Friday, March 27, 2020. “Now is the time to recognize a business or industry professional in our community whose leadership and contributions to our business community have created impact
• Star Ambassador Awards is to rec- ognize Ambassadors who exemplify excellence in all that they do.
and shown business excellence within their work, said President Kara Beer. Once nominations are received, an anonymous group of judges will review and make rec- ommendations for the 2020 award winners.
• Small Business of the Year (25 Em- ployees or less) is to recognize and honor a business that has demon- strated exemplary “Best Practices.” Must have been in business at least three (3) years, and be a member of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce in good standing.
2020 Judging Elements Include:
• Mid-Size Business of the Year (26- 50 Employees) is to recognize and honor a business that has demon- strated exemplary “Best Practices.” Must have been in business at least three (3) years, and be a member of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce in good standing.
• Business Growth & Performance • Sound Business Strategies &
Practices
• Customer Services Strategies &
Practices
• Business Challenges
• Unique & Innovative Approaches • Employee Relations
• Community Involvement &
• Large Business of the Year (51+ Employees) is to recognize and hon- or a business that has demonstrated exemplary “Best Practices.” Must have been in business at least three years, and be a member of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce in good standing.
Contributions
The following is a listing of Awards that the Chamber is seeking nominations for by Friday, March 27, 2020. “I encourage you to consider becoming a Presenting Sponsor for any of this year’s Business Ex- cellence Awards categories,” said Beer. “From Start-up through Large Businesses of the Year, you have
the opportunity to honor and recog- nize this year’s award recipient on stage by presenting them with their award.” Please carefully read each explanation as criteria and applica- tion processes are different:
• Start-Up Business of the Year is to
• The Footprint Award will recog- nize a business for new expansion, growth, and/or beautification of facility.
recognize a start-up business (within the last 12 months) who has demon- strated exemplary “Best Practices.”
Chamber specific award applica- tions can be found on our website, bat- tlecreek.org. “When filling out the ap- plication questions, please share your story with us with the passion in which you conduct business,” said Beer. 2020 Award winners will be announced the evening of May 20 during the awards ceremony at KCC’s Binda Performing Arts Center. Along with Businesses of the Year awards, partnering agencies will be awarding the following:
• Southwestern Michigan Urban
League presenting The Randall
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• ASSOCIATE BROKER • HALL OF FAME AWARD WINNER
• 44 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE • OVER 3,000 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS • RECIPIENT OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
• MEMBER OF THE RE/MAX 100% CLUB FROM 1983 thru 2008, 2010-2018
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8 TIME PLATINUM AWARD WINNER
Brock Memorial Award
• Choose Health Calhoun presenting
Workplace Wellness Awards
• Silent Observer presenting Harley
Simmons Award
Sponsorships are also available for this year’s award ceremony. Associate your business name with these presti- gious Businesses of the Year awards. For more information, visit battlecreek. org or email Kara Beer at kbeer@ battlecreek.org.


































































































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