• Annual Business Excellence Awards

    The Livingston County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism honors four local businesses each year with their Business Excellence Awards.  The businesses are honored in the categories of Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Downtown Business of the Year & Most Promising New Enterprise. 

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  • About The Business Excellence Awards

    • Large Business of the Year [employing more than 25 employees]
    • Small Business of the Year [employing less than 25 employees]
    • Most Promising New Enterprise [open for business more than 6 months but less than 2 years]
    • Downtown Business of the Year [for a business located on the Main St or Main St equivalent in a village]
    • Retailer of the Year
    • Manufacturer of the Year
    • Non-Profit of the Year
    • Tourism Business of the Year
    • Food, Drinks & More
    • The Commitment to Education Award
    • The Business Longevity Award
    • The George Traber Award


    For each category, a business needs to be a Chamber member and exemplify some or all of the following:

    • Have business / industrial investment in Livingston County
    • Have steady employment growth
    • Exhibit outstanding community service
    • Is a role model for business development, market expansion and community development
    • Outstanding efforts to promote business development and quality of life in Livingston County


    Additional Details About the Business Excellence Awards

    • A nomination must include a narrative substantiating the reason why the business is being nominated.
    • The nominee must be a member of the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.
    • A business is not eligible to win in the same category within 5 years of previously winning – but can win in another category.
    • A business can be nominated in more than 1 category but can only move forward to the finalist round in one category.  The Chamber staff / committee reserve the right to determine in which category the nominees will move forward.
    • Once the finalists are determined, the Chamber’s Awards Committee will select the winners of the Business Excellence Awards
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