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The Mobile Area Chamber runs several award programs to recognize its member small businesses.
The task force meets quarterly (or as needed) to evaluate and select the nominees based on the following criteria:
Winners are recognized in The Business View magazine and are introduced and presented with their Small Business of the Month award at the Chamber’s Board of Directors meeting.
To be eligible for consideration, the business must meet the following criteria:
You should provide an application package that includes the completed application, and any additional documentation that supports your application, i.e. marketing materials, press clippings, photos, testimonials, etc.
Be thorough but concise.
And add a letter of reference from your 1) attorney, business banker or accountant AND 2) a customer/client or vendor.
Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016 by 5 p.m. to the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Department, 451 Government St., Mobile, AL 36602.
For more information, contact Danette Richards at 251-431-8652.
The business may be nominated by a customer or vendor, or may self-nominate. Former Eagle Award winners may also apply. Three time Eagle Award winners are inducted into the Eagle Award Hall of Fame. A company applying to achieve Hall of Fame status must be a current Chamber member in good standing.
For definition purposes, a minority-owned business is one that is 51% owned, operated and controlled by members of the following ethnic groups: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Asian-American. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges based on the following criteria:
Eagle Award winners are encouraged to apply for the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year award. (Must meet the stated criteria.)
To be eligible for the Minority Business Advocate Award, a company must meet the following minimum criteria:
Interested companies must complete the application and provide at least one letter of reference from a minority-owned business supplier or community leader. Applicants must also submit a reference letter from any of the following business associates: a company attorney; CPA or banker; and a vendor or customer. We suggest preparing a presentation packet with your company name on the cover and featur pertinent information that supports your application. Be thorough but concise. All information will be kept strictly confidential and will be used only by the judging panel.
As a part of the selection process, finalists may be asked to interview with a judging panel (independent of the Mobile Area Chamber). The winner will be selected by the judging panel based on information provided in the application, reference letters and interview results.