Do you know of an outstanding locally owned or operated small business or young professional in our area? Nominations are now open for the 2016 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards on June 3, 2016, presented by the Herald-Tribune Media Group. All nominees must be a member of The Chamber in good standing, have no more than 75 employees, and have been in business in Sarasota for a minimum of 3 years. The categories are:
Small Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Herald Tribune Media Group – must be a for-profit business.
Young Professional of the Year Award – sponsored by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP – must be employed by a member of The Chamber in good standing, work in a professional capacity in Sarasota for at least 30 hours a week, and be between the ages of 21 and 40.
Cultural Organization of the Year Award – sponsored by Hyatt Regency Sarasota – applicants must have an active, operating arts or cultural business/organization with examples of contributions to, and/or programs available for, the local community.
Retail Business of the Year – applicants must be a locally-owned and operated “bricks and mortar” retail business.
Health Care/Wellness Organization of the Year Award – must be an active and operating organization in the field of health and wellness.
International Organization of the Year Award – sponsored by Sarasota Bradenton International Airport – applicants must offer a core product or service that engages the international arena.
Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award – sponsored by Kerkering Barberio & Co. – must be a local 501(C)3 or 501(C)6 not-for-profit organization registered in the State of Florida.
Please note: Nominees MUST fill out an application to be eligible for an award. We will inform your nominee of their nomination, and send them the application, but it is their choice whether or not to apply.
Click here to nominate a business or young professional for the 2016 Small Business Awards.
Deadline to nominate is Monday, February 1, 2016
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Herald-Tribune Media Group.