36th Annual Excellence Awards


Small Business Person of the Year

The Small Business Person of the Year is an individual that has shown exemplary leadership in the civic community and demonstrated a positive social or economic impact on the Greater Philadelphia region while running an independently owned and operated business.

All Excellence Awards nominees must:

  • Be headquartered in the Chamber’s 11-county Greater Philadelphia footprint (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia in PA; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem in NJ; and New Castle, DE).
  • Have not won an Excellence Award in the last five years.
  • Excel in an individual category criteria outlined below.

Small Business Person of the Year Nominee must meet the following requirements:

  • Their business is independently owned and operated
  • Their business has between 1-100 employees
  • They are the Founder, Owner, CEO or President of company
  • They demonstrate positive social and/or economic impact on the region
  • They exemplify civic community leadership

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Note: The more detailed your nomination, the more information the committee will have to judge your nominee's merit. Nominees may be contacted if additional information is required.