Mobile Chamber Awards
The Mobile Chamber is proud to recognize our members’ accomplishments, successes and contributions throughout the year through our annual Awards programs.
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 Month
Applications are accepted year-round and evaluated by an independent selection committee.
A small business is recognized each month for showing sales growth and public service contribution.
Small Business of the Year
Applications open for Small Business of the Year on March 16, 2023. The application deadline is Monday, April 3, 2023, by 5 p.m.
A volunteer committee will confidentially review and evaluate all submissions and choose the finalists from the information provided in the following areas: Business Growth, Operations, and Impact; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Business Strategy; Customer Service and Market Strategy; and Community Involvement.
Applications for the Eagle Awards open July 10 and close July 31, 2023.
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 open for the Rev. Wesley A. James Minority Business Advocate Award in July.
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.