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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:
A presentation packet with your company name and contact information on the cover.
The completed application – each area on the form must be answered and completed fully.
In addition to the application you should include in your package pertinent information about your company (marketing materials, news articles, etc.). Be thorough but concise.
A letter of reference from your attorney, business banker or CPA AND a customer/client or vendor.
Deadline: Friday, December 18, 2015 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.
2016 Winner – B&B Pet Stop
2015 Winner – McAleer’s Office Furniture
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.