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Mobile Chamber Awards

The Mobile Chamber is proud to recognize our members’ accomplishments, successes and contributions throughout the year through our annual Awards programs.

Why should you apply for the small business awards?

Winning an award, or just being nominated, is motivating for your employees and validates their contributions to your company’s success. Awards serve as third-party testimonials telling prospective customers or clients that your company is a good one with which to do business. Awards can provide high visibility by triggering media attention.

Tips for applying for awards:

  • Tell your story. The people reading your application most likely don’t know you or your business.
  • Explain the impact your company makes in the community and on the economy.
  • Don’t make them read between the lines; tell them exactly what you want them to know.
  • Give them something that grabs them and tells them why your company deserves to win the award.
  • You can answer the questions with data and facts and repeat your marketing materials or website content, but your company’s story is more than that.
  • Use relevant and interesting examples in your story, active and visual works.
  • Be thorough but concise. You don’t want them to stop reading before they get to the end of your story.


Small Business of the Year

A small business is recognized each month as a Small Business of the Year Finalist for showing sales growth and public service contribution. Each monthly winner will automatically qualify as a Small Business of the Year Finalist.

A volunteer committee will review and evaluate all submissions and choose the finalists from the information provided in the following areas: business operations and impact, innovation and entrepreneurship, business strategy, customer service and community involvement.

2024 applications will be accepted through October 1, 2024.

Eagle Awards

Applications for the Eagle Awards open July 5 and close July 24, 2024.

Minority-owned business successes are celebrated during the Chamber’s annual Eagle Awards luncheon and ceremony. The competition is open to minority-owned businesses that meet the stated criteria.

Rev. Wesley A. James Minority Business Advocate

Applications for the Rev. Wesley A. James Minority Business Advocate open July 5 and close July 24, 2024.

A dedicated community leader, Rev. Wesley A. James committed himself to ensuring that minority-owned businesses have equal access to contracting and procurement opportunities. Many of the local accomplishments in supplier diversity can be directly attributed to Rev. James.

The Minority Business Advocate Award (MBA) honors Rev. James’ legacy and recognizes a company or organization that demonstrates supplier diversity and inclusion efforts and extends support to increase opportunities for the minority-owned business community.

Litter-Free Leader Award

Is your business or company doing what it takes to stop litter? Do you have extra trash cans, clean your parking lot, promote litter-free to your customers/patrons, and engage in community-wide litter efforts? Are you worthy of the title – Litter-Free Leader?

This awards program honors those businesses leading by example for putting a stop to litter. Applications will be submitted to the Mobile Chamber and winners will be announced quarterly. On January 11, 2023, at the annual State of the City and County event hosted by the Mobile Chamber, the first annual Litter-Free Leader of the Year will be announced.