Celebration of Business Awards Luncheon
What does each award represent?
Distinguished Business Leader: (Debbie Montes) The recipient of this award exhibits an exceedingly high level of business standards and ethics. They demonstrate leadership, vision and community involvement, as well as proven business achievement, and concern for their work environment and opportunities and support for their employees. They foster an awareness of the Newark business community through their local, national or international business dealings outside of their core business. This award is presented each year for a body of work and accomplishments over and extended period of time, not just one year.
Small Business Award: (Element Structural Engineering) Presented to a business of less than 25 employees, this award recognizes and honors entrepreneurship, sustainability, productivity and effort The recipient demonstrates outstanding business and employment practices; and acts in support of the small business community.
Large Business Award:(Republic Services) Presented to a business of more than 25 employees, this recipient contributes to employment through job stability and/or growth, and excellence in employee relations through the use of best employment practices and providing employees with support, training, mentoring and growth opportunities. The recipient exhibits excellence in community relations, in customer service and reliability; and proven business achievement/growth.
Partnering for Success Award: (Felix Lawrence) Given to an individual. The recipient demonstrates a dedication and personal belief in the power of relationships, partnerships and collaboration. Skilled proficiency in identifying partnering opportunities, connecting individuals and organizations, and nurturing the connections at inception to achieve mutual success for the participants and to the benefit of the community.
Outstanding Service Award: (Don Lee) Given to an individual. The recipient's persona contributions of time, energy, expertise, creativity, commitment and support on behalf of the Newark Chamber of Commerce, have made a tangible and significant positive impact to the efforts of the Newark Chamber of Commerce in fulfilling our mission and goals
Community Partner Award: (Mexico Tortilla Factory) The recipient business or organization demonstrates a core value and business strategy of outreach, collaboration and partnering with a wide range of businesses, organizations and individuals. Provides initial and ongoing support to the development of collaborative relationships that have benefit to the community.
Sustaining Member Award: (Swiss Park Newark) Presented to a member business or organization who has sustained their membership for 20 years or more and who, over the course of those years, through their ongoing support, involvement and active participation in the Newark Chamber, has contributed substantially to the success of the Chamber and thereby, enhanced the efforts of the Chamber's goals to create a strong local economy and community.