Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards, held virtually on June 24, 2021. All local, for-profit businesses are eligible for nomination and self-nominations are encouraged. (Non-profits are encouraged to apply for the Santa Fe Community Foundation Piñon Awards.)

You may nominate multiple businesses by refreshing this form when completed. Seven awards will be presented this year:

·         Business Excellence – 3 Categories
·         Small Business of the Year
·         Green Business of the Year
·         Family-Friendly Business of the Year
·         Woman-Owned Business of the Year

Winners are selected by the quality of the information provided and not the quantity of words. The more descriptive and concise a nomination is, the better the chance for the business to win an award. Under “specific examples," we encourage you to state how the nominated business meets one or more of the award criteria - refer to bullet points after award titles. 

We understand the circumstances of keeping a business open during these unprecedented times and will be considering resilience and perseverance as nomination criteria. We believe businesses in Santa Fe deserve to be celebrated now more than ever, and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce is honored to present the 2021 Business Achievement Awards.

The deadline for nominations is May 10, 2021. Award winners will be announced virtually at the Business Achievement Awards on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

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Business Excellence/Small Business of the Year:
  • Business growth (increased revenue and hiring)
  • Significant accomplishments within the past year
  • Excellence in addressing customer needs and concerns
  • Unique and/or visionary business practices
  • They have demonstrated resilience and adaptability amidst the COVID19 pandemic

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They are always seeking new ways to grow their business
They exhibit a superior ability to address customer needs
They have processes to improve the quality of their product/service
They have a unique/visionary business practices
They have demonstrated resilience and adaptability amidst the COVID19 pandemic.

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* Please provide specific examples of excellence, including support to the community and other businesses during the pandemic. (max  1000 characters):

Green Business of the Year:
  • Green business practices (environmental responsibility and energy efficiency)
  • Excellence in attending to customer needs and concerns
  • Unique and/or visionary business practices

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They practice sustainability and it is incorporated into their business practices
They have effective waste and recycling protocols
They have water conservation practices such as the use of energy efficient faucets and toilets
They use energy-saving measures such as solar power and energy efficient lighting fixtures

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Family-Friendly Business of the Year:
  • Family-friendliness (flexible work schedules, family-focused benefits)
  • Excellence in attending to customer needs and concerns
  • Unique and/or visionary business practices

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They make it possible for employees to balance family and work
They have an employee recognition program based on performance results
They offer workplace or other nursery or childcare provisions
They provide opportunities for personal and professional development
They demonstrate flexibility to accommodate ever-changing needs during COVID-19 pandemic

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Woman-Owned Business of the Year:
  • Woman-owned business (mentorship, commitment to gender equality)
  • Excellence in attending to customer needs and concerns
  • Unique and/or visionary business practices

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They have policies addressing equal pay for work of equal value
They provide excellent career advancement opportunities for women
They offer mentorship and guidance to other businesswomen
They emphasize gender equality in philanthropic and advocacy efforts

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