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2017 SMMC Chamber Award Nominations Now Open

Joshua L. Chamberlain Award & SMMC Award Nominations Open Now!

With 2017 coming to a close it is that time fo year to accept nominations for the SMMC Awards and the Joshua L. Chamberlain Award. The two award nomination process are different so please follow the instructions below.

To nominate an individual for the Joshua L. Chamberlain Award, click on the "Read More" link for the nomination form and criteria (the submission instructions are on the form)

For all other SMMC awards see the next story below
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SMMC Annual Awards Criteria

If you would like to nominate and individual or business for a SMMC Award, the criteria for each category is below.
All submissions can be sent to:
E-mail:
executivedirector@midcoastmaine.com
or
Mailing Address:
PO Box 33, Brunswick ME, 04011

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 15, 2018

SMMC ANNUAL AWARD CRITERIA
Small Business of the Year:
- 25 employees or less
- Tangible business growth/ improvements
- Quality customer service
- Excellence in their field/industry
- Specific contribution to the communities served by the SMMC (financially or service-based)
- Member of the SMMC

Large Business of the Year
- Over 25 employees or less
- Tangible business growth/ improvements
- Quality customer service
- Supportive work environment
- Employee-encouraged community service
- Excellence in their field/industry
- Specific contribution to the communities served by the SMMC (financially or service-based)
- Member of the SMMC

President’s Award: Excellence in Entrepreneurship
- Opened in the past three years (opened since January 1, 2014)
- Specific contribution to the communities served by the SMMC (financially or service-based)
- Demonstrated growth since opening
- Becoming a leader in their industry

Young Professional of the Year
- Employee or owner of a SMMC member business
- Demonstrated contribution to the communities served by the SMMC
- Under 40 years old
- List of projects or community groups the candidate has participated with (include any leadership positions)

Citizen of the Year
Initiated in 1958, this award recognizes an individual who, through his or her unselfish commitment to the community, embodies the best characteristics of community citizenship and serves as an example to all. This award can be given for a single, prestigious accomplishment, or for sustained service over several years. Please provide examples of organizations and positions nominee has held, and any previous recognition awarded.

Harry C. Crooker Lifetime Achievement Award:
Initiated in 2004, this award recognizes an individual for a lifetime of consistent community contributions to the region. Their actions, achievements and contributions evoke admiration and respect. The nominee should have an exemplary community service record in one or more of the towns and their influence and contributions will have made a tangible impact on the lives of those around them, their communities, and their place of business for many years of their life. Please provide comprehensive list of accomplishments, as well as prior community recognition.

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