INSPIRE MD

The Rising Star Award honors a motivated future leader inspiring today’s business community.
This individual is driven and willing to do the hard work to propel his or her business,
employees, colleagues and community to even greater success. This individual has shown
tremendous growth and embodies the future of Maryland business.

Please take this opportunity to let others know why you, a standout employee or employer, a
colleague or other business leader should be recognized as the up-and-coming young
professional at the Inspire MD event.

Eligibility
The Rising Star Award is open to all employees and business owners who are 35 and under and work in the state of Maryland.

Criteria
Nominees do not have to be members of the Maryland Chamber.
All submissions must include answers to the questions below. In addition, you may also add up
to a maximum of four pages of supporting material.

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* 1. Individual being nominated:

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* 2. Your information (the nominator):

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* 3. Is the nominee 35 or under?

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* 4. Describe the role the nominee currently plays within their place of employment and the resulting positive outcomes in projects, activities or initiatives that in total demonstrate exception early and ongoing achievement.

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* 5. List the ways the nominee has gone above and beyond his or her role as an employee/employer and shown superb leadership. Be specific.

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* 6. What personal/professional characteristics make the nominee stand out as a promising future leader?

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* 7. List examples of times the nominee has provided support, motivation, accountability and/or mentorship in his or her role.

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* 8. Describe how the nominee has made a commitment to Maryland’s communities by sharing his or her time and talent in ways that benefit the community or individual professionals within it.

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* 9. Why do you feel the nominee should be awarded the Rising Star Award?

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* 10. Please submit up to four pages of supporting documents here or email to Marie Rau at mrau@mdchamber.org.

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