Innovation / Research & Development


In recognition of a company or organization that demonstrates innovations in products, processes and/or practices, product research and prototype development, as well as community involvement.  Please note: Previous recipients must demonstrate substantial progress. 


Please complete the online form below (Parts 1 and 2) OR Download the Self-Nomination Form.  


  • Carefully read the criteria
  • Complete every section, making sure your answers directly related to the criteria.
  • Be specific.  Include facts and figures.
  • Pretend you are writing this for someone who has never heard of the nominee.  Help us get to know them by including as much detail as possible.
  • Check the full list of categories. (You can apply for up to 2 categories!)

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, May 23rd at 4:30pm
Early Bird: Submit your nomination by Wednesday, May 9th at 4:30pm for a chance to win 2 FREE tickets to the event plus a $100 gift card for the Chamber Member restaurant of your choice!

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Part 1 - Required
In approx 100 words, please describe why you feel this company should be nominated based on the above criteria:
Part 2 - Required
Please Read carefully
This is your opportunity to tell us about your business. the following information is required, as JUDGING WILL BE BASED ONLY ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. Judges will assign a score (0-3) for each section. The more thorough, comprehensive and/or informative the application, the higher the potential points score.


Who better to describe the business than the business themselves? You know the most about it. You can probably write the nomination better than anybody, so you should just do it!
— Amy Simpson, MicroAge Technology Solutions, 2016 Customer First Award Recipient