Nominations are invited for the 2017 Santa Fe Business Awards.

Please read through all instructions before completing nominations!

This is not an election. We are not counting votes. It is not enough to just enter the name of the business; you must give reasons why the business should win. The better the nomination, the more likely the business will win. The MOST IMPORTANT criteria is GROWTH! We want to recognize business excellence!

• ALL local businesses are eligible for nominations and self-nominations are encouraged.

• ONLY for-profit businesses are eligible for awards. (Non-profits should apply for the Piñon Awards)

• Award winners will be announced at the Daniels Insurance – Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Gala  on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

• Ticket info can be found at www.santafechamber.com/events

Five Awards will be presented:

1. BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS, presented by Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and Century Bank

2. SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by City of Santa Fe

3. FAMILY-FRIENDLY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Professional Business Women and Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

4. SANTA FE GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Community College and Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

5. SANTA FE WOMAN OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, presented by City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Professional Business Women and Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

*YOU MAY ENTER FOR ONE or ALL AWARDS.

You may nominate more than one business.

Deadline for nominations is 5pm, Sunday, April 30, 2017.

* PLEASE ENTER THE BUSINESS YOU ARE NOMINATING:

* Size of business

* Which Award(s) are you nominating for? (As many as you'd like)

* Please enter your name

* BUSINESS EXCELLENCE - SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Judges want to see specific examples of business excellence!

Please include examples of:
• BUSINESS GROWTH!
• Significant accomplishments this year
• Excellence in customer service
• Unique or visionary business practice

MAX 100 WORDS PLEASE

* FAMILY-FRIENDLY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Please include examples of:
• Flexible work arrangements to accommodate family needs.
• Personal and professional development support
• Volunteer time
• Fair and equitable policy for the hiring of youth
• Community involvement

* GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

This category is open to businesses who are in "green industries" AS WELL AS businesses who follow green practices.

Examples might include:
• Use of green or recycled products
• Is business energy consumption renewable? How is it generated?
• Energy efficiency
• How does the business deal with the waste?
• Examples of educating customers about being green?

MAX 100 WORDS PLEASE

* WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Examples might include:
Mentoring and guidance of other businesswomen
Leadership in areas such as: pay equity, equal economic and educational opportunities, equal rights
Career advancement
Positive role modeling

MAX 100 WORDS PLEASE

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