2020 Business & Leadership Awards
Your Chamber's Annual Business & Leadership Awards Event, Livestreamed on September 22, 2020.
It is important to continue celebrating and thanking our fellow business owners and business leaders for the choices and changes they are making to contribute to the success around SW Washington. We want your work to be highlighted, your efforts to be recognized, and your growth to be honored.
When we work together, great things happen!
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor, the Port of Vancouver are taking a new approach to recognition, and we hope you'll join us.
The Chamber’s Business & Leadership Awards event will be live-streamed to the public. Those tuning in this year will be able to watch this event from across the region.
During the Livestream, three finalists in each category, and the winner will be announced. Please keep in mind that only Chamber Members are eligible to win.
John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award
Former President/CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, John McKibbin, did not restrict his leadership efforts to one single endeavor. Over the course of his professional life he rose to leadership roles in elected office, business, and in the nonprofit community. This award recognizes an individual each year who similarly demonstrates a positive influence across many sectors of our community.
Statesperson of the Year Award
Community Champion Award
Leadership is a critical success factor whether for a business, a membership organization, or a community. Donna Cantonwine demonstrated her Community Champion skill-set while at the helm of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Her "can do" attitude set an example for the rest of us for making sure surrounding business priorities are accomplished. Honoring that unique style, we single out a community member (company or individual) that is not only actively contributing int he community but also acting as a role model like only a Champion can.
Start-Up To Watch
Our piece of SW Washington has been blessed these last few years with a host of new businesses. Businesses started by enterprising, enthusiastic, and passionate business people. This award looks at those businesses that are up to their first five years and recognizes one that is emblematic of tenacity, vision, and strong business practices.
Small Business of the Year Award
Moving Business Forward has been the motto of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce for some time. It's fitting, then, for us to recognize individual businesses that are in fact, Moving Forward. To celebrate the achievements of a business that is growing quickly in our community, while still maintaining a team of fewer than 25 employees, we recognize them with the Small Business of the Year Award.
Large Business of the Year Award
The Large Business of the Year Award is given to an organization growing in market share, growing in sales, creating more jobs for our community, and giving back in a way that helps make our community thrive. We will recognize a business with over 25 employees that has made positive changes in SW Washington within the past year.
Available Sponsorship Opportunities:
Start-Up to Watch Award Sponsor | Available
Statesperson of the Year Award Sponsor | Available
VIP Experience | Available
Celebrate with your Chamber & your Team!
Enjoy personalized charcuterie, champagne & glassware, and personal desserts for 10. As well as an on screen mention during the livestream.
Business Celebration Box | Available
Champagne and Personal Desserts for 10 will provide you with all you need to celebrate alongside your Chamber.