Voice of Business 2018
Stay tuned to see our 2018 Winners!
Voice of Business Awards Categories
Voice of Business
Individual or company who demonstrates excellence in commitment to the county business community by meeting three or more of the following criteria:
Recruitment of new business to the county;
Enhancement of the county’s image;
Involvement in community projects;
Introduction and/or use of new technologies;
Provides leadership in the business community;
Actively supports legislative/regulatory action on behalf of business;
Increases local employment opportunities;
Operates a successful, stable, entrepreneurial enterprise;
Creatively overcoming business adversity.
Nominees will be judged from three different business size categories (criteria for each will be the same):
Fewer than 25 employees, 26-100 employees, or 101+ employees.
Demonstrates excellence in commitment to business and economic development of Burlington County through:
Increasing local employment opportunities;
Leadership and commitment to the community through their involvement in community activities/volunteer work on community projects;
Strategic partnerships with other Burlington County companies to promote business within the county;
Nominee can be an individual, company or organization including local business associations such as Urban Enterprise Zones, Main Street organizations and Economic Development officials; demonstrates proactive involvement in promoting business/community growth or revitalization in Burlington County; demonstrates significant commitment in supporting the Burlington County business community.
Elected official or government entity at the municipal, county, state or national level; if a nominee is an individual, he/she must have served in an elected capacity for a minimum of two years (past or present); proven ally to the business community and helped enrich the area’s economic development; nominee’s actions have resulted in a strong, positive business climate in Burlington County.
Business in operation, full time, 12 months – 5 years; demonstrates a commitment to grow the business in Burlington County; demonstrates a successful launch of an entrepreneurial enterprise with potential for long-term growth; explain why nominee is a role model in business; must be a for-profit entity to qualify.
Non-profit organization/agency that makes Burlington County a better place; demonstrates evidence that the nominee has made a positive impact on the lives of Burlington County Residents; nominator must explain what the nominee has done in the community, with specific examples of its good works.
Outstanding Young Professional
Honors an outstanding member of the Burlington County business community under 40 year of age who is considered a role model and demonstrates: Outstanding leadership in business; commitment to the community through active community involvement. Nominee must work for a Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce member or be employed by a business located in Burlington County.
Outstanding Main Street Business
The nominee must be a for-profit independent business who is member in good standing of a local business association or BCRCC and Shop Burlington County First; sell a product directly to consumers. Retailers, restaurants, bakeries and the similar business are eligible for this award. Nominee demonstrates excellence in commitment to business and community development of their town and Burlington County through:
Involvement in local community service and activities;
Active promotion of local community activities;
Innovation in marketing & visibility;
Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit.
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