2020 Award Nominations
Each year, we award three incredible professionals working to transform Lancaster County business for good. These three leaders are honored at the Annual Dinner, the Lancaster Chamber's largest event of the year.
Click on the below surveys to nominate an individual you think should receive one of the 2020 Awards. Within the survey, there is opportunity to explore the nomination criteria and information as well.
Nominate The 2020 Small Business Person of the Year Award
The ATHENA® Award celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them. The award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment… women and men who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. The ATHENA® Foundation is a nationally recognized organization which recognizes individuals that assists women in reaching their full potential. The Lancaster Chamber has a license to distribute this award.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes a local business owner who demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit. The individual is an independent thinker with high performance standards, demonstrated business growth, a positive internal business culture and a commitment to the local community. To be eligible for the award, the individual must have completed three years of operation as a for-profit business; employ fewer than 100 full-time equivalent employees; be the founder, owner and an active participant in the day-to-day leadership of the company; and conduct business in an ethical manner that is beyond reproach.
The Small Business Person of the Year award is made in recognition of the outstanding contributions of small business to the economy and overall progress of the Lancaster trade area. This award recognizes a small business owner, partner or major shareholder of a company with 100 or fewer employees which has demonstrated growth in sales or volume, created new jobs and has contributed positively to the community.
Ethics in Business Partnership & Award
2020 Lancaster Chamber and Samaritan Counseling Center Ethics In Business Event & Award
For the past 13 years Samaritan Counseling Center’s Ethics in Business Award Program has been recognizing companies that “do well by doing good” in our community. The Award Program honors businesses and organizations that strive to meet the five criteria of the Award: Integrity, Fairness & Justice, Life-Enhancement, Stewardship and Transparency. Business and nonprofit organizations are evaluated based on how they demonstrate these 5 principles – in their conduct with staff, customers, vendors, donors and the community. They believe that these 5 areas are the pillars for conducting ethical business.
The Lancaster Chamber and the Samaritan Counseling Center are proud to announce a partnership for the 2020 Ethics in Business Award Program. Together we will continue to raise the awareness and conversation about ethics in the local business community and to recognize businesses and organizations that exemplify ethical values in their business. Healthy businesses support healthy individuals and a healthy community.
Below you will find a listing of Lancaster County businesses & organizations that stand apart in their dedication to corporate social responsibility in their employment practices, civic activities, environmental concern and ethical conduct.
We are proud to recognize the 2019 Ethics in Business Award Recipient, Lancaster Toyota/Lancaster Mazda.
Nominations for 2020 are open now!
Please nominate businesses or organizations that you believe meet the criteria for this award: Integrity, Fairness & Justice, Transparency, Life-Enhancement and Stewardship. You can find the 2020 Nomination Form here or below!