Annual dinner and meeting is June 25

BIG SKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BIG SKY – The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is requesting nominations for its annual leadership awards, to be presented at the organization’s annual dinner and meeting on June 25 at Big Sky Resort. The four awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have contributed to the economic, social and cultural fabric of the community.

Excellence in Business Award
Honors a business for long-term achievement for the greater benefit of Big Sky
Criteria: contribution to economic development; a range of different successes over an extended period of time; involvement in business enterprises that have broad impact and improve the community’s overall success; and contributions to the diversity of a successful multi-dimensional business climate

Business Leadership Award
Honors an individual for their leadership, accomplishments and volunteerism in support of the Big Sky community
Criteria: involvement with the area business community; demonstrated commitment to expanding the economic development programs of the community; and mentorship of others

Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Honors an individual, group or business that has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and success in new and creative endeavors in Big Sky
Criteria: the unique status of the business, service or concept within the community; whether the nominee is making a first foray into business and/or bringing a new type of business or service to Big Sky; and the potential for the nominee and/or business to grow into a vibrant and vital part of a diverse, multi-season Big Sky economy

Nonprofit Ally of the Year Award
Honors a nonprofit organization that has made significant accomplishments in partnering with the business community
Criteria: demonstrated impact on the quality of life in Big Sky; policies that bring the highest level of support to the most members of the community; and an ongoing commitment to enhancing the arts, cultural, performing, recreation or environmental qualities of a world class Big Sky work, live and play experience

Chamber members can nominate individuals and businesses that have displayed exemplary service to the economic wellbeing and prosperity of the area. Submit nominations to info@bigskychamber.com by noon on Friday, June 18.