EDC/EPIIC Awards Company Nomination Form 2012

 
Please use this form to self-nominate your company or nominate another company for an Excellence in Local Industry Award. The winners will be announced at an event on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at The Broadmoor Hotel-Colorado Hall, Colorado Springs, CO.

AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE: August 17, 2012


1. In which category are you nominating the company?

CATEGORY 1: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Description of Award: Presented in recognition of companies that go beyond philanthropy and compliance in their operations to include how they manage their economic, social, and environmental impacts as well as their relationships in all key spheres of influence including the workplace, the marketplace, the supply chain, the community and the public policy realm, resulting in a high quality of life in the Pikes Peak region.

CATEGORY 2: BUSINESS CLIMATE AWARD
Description of Award: Presented in recognition of actions that significantly improve the business climate for both existing and prospective local businesses with particular emphasis on programs and projects that make it easier for businesses to be successful or that make the Pikes Peak region a desirable location to establish, expand, or relocate a business.

CATEGORY 3: COMPANY TO WATCH AWARD
Description of Award: Presented to an innovative primary employer that meets the following criteria:
a. Be privately held (not publically traded and not a subsidiary or division of another company),
b. Be a commercial enterprise, not a nonprofit,
c. Be past the startup stage,
d. Be facing issues of growth, not survival,
e. Employ 6 to 99 full time equivalent employees, including the owner,
f. Have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place from investors or grants,
g. Be headquartered in the Pikes Peak region,
h. Have not won this award in the past,
i. Demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on evidence such as employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, other notable factors that showcase the company’s success

CATEGORY 4: PIONEER AWARD
Description of Award: Presented in recognition of a primary employer with a long-standing legacy in the Pikes Peak region. The business must have been in El Paso County for a minimum of 25 years, must have a minimum of $3M in annual revenues, have shown a consistent increase in revenues over the past 7 years, and have demonstrated significant community involvement with a visible leadership team.

CATEGORY 5: LOCAL INDUSTRY CHAIRPERSON AWARD
Description of Award: Presented to a company that has done something exceptional other than in the categories listed above.

CATEGORY 6: EXCELLENCE IN LOCAL INDUSTRY MASTER OF CEREMONIES AWARD
Description of Award: Presented by the Local Industry Master of Ceremonies to a company that has shown product or service innovation, development of technology to enhance a traditional industry, entrepreneurial leadership, and/or management innovation to grow the business over the last 3 years.

THE CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS CONTINUE BELOW. MAKE YOUR SELECTION AFTER THE CATEGORY 8 DESCRIPTION.
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CATEGORY 7: INDUSTRY CLUSTER TEAM AWARD
Description of Award: Presented to the Chair and Co-Chair of one of the Chamber and EDC’s six Industry Cluster Teams for outstanding leadership, innovation, and positive outcomes for their industry sector.

CATEGORY 8: MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Description of Award: Presented to a manufacturing company that has invested and innovated in such areas as energy efficiencies and environmental improvements related to manufacturing projects, community involvement, and process and product creativity.

CHOOSE THE CATEGORY IN WHICH YOU WANT TO NOMINATE THE COMPANY.
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2. What is the name of the company (as it would be engraved on an award) you wish to nominate?
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3. What is the business address of the company you are nominating?
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4. What is the phone number of the company you are nominating?
5. What is the fax number of the company you are nominating (optional)?
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6. Who is the contact person for the company you are nominating? Please give name and email address of contact person.
7. What is the website of the company you are nominating?
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8. As the nominator, please give your first and last name.
9. As the nominator, what business (if any) are you associated with?
10. What is your business address (if applicable)?
11. Please provide your telephone number.
12. Please provide an email address if you have one.
One copy of the company logo of the nominee company must be submitted with this nomination form. Please email a .Jpeg logo (3" x 3"; at least 300 dpi) to bwasinge@uccs.edu. Photocopies are not acceptable.
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13. Please write a nomination letter (include the industry of the company, the principal products and/or services of the company, and a description of the customers served by the business being nominated).
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14. Please provide a business history and profile. Include a description of the company, a synopsis of its objectives, the number of years in business, the number of employees, growth history including specific information about sales or unit volume over the last 3 years, and innovativeness of product or service offered.
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15. Please provide a statement about the contributions of the business to community-oriented projects in the Pikes Peak region, description of the creative business methods the company uses, something unique about the company (new programs, clients, etc.) and any responses the company has had to adversity--examples of problems faced in the nominee's business and the methods used to solve them.
16. If you have any additional information you wish to add about the company you are nominating, please include it here.
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