The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has proudly been Lincoln’s principal business advocate and catalyst in promoting retention and expansion of businesses. We celebrate the valuable contributions businesses make to our community and recognizes both business and individual lifetime achievements. Businesses are nominated in six award categories and winners will be showcased at our annual Celebrate Business Awards Luncheon, August 29.
Please join the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate Lincoln’s outstanding business community.
The Cornerstone Award is intended to honor the business that best demonstrates leadership in the community. The award recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit of those who take risks and make the investment in time and money to grow business firms in our city. The Cornerstone Award is intended to honor the outstanding business of the year in Lincoln.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AWARD
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award recognizes the person or company that has exemplified creativity in the development of enterprise in Lincoln.
GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Green Business of the Year Award is designed to honor a business that meets high environmental standards and has gone beyond local state and federal environmental regulations to create an environmentally friendly business. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in pollution prevention, waste reduction and recycling activities. This award is given to businesses who adopt principles and practices that improve the quality of life for their customers, employees, communities and the environment.
MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR
The Manufacturer of the Year award serves to bring attention to Lincoln’s manufacturing community and the contributions made to Lincoln both economically and socially. An award of excellence will be presented to one outstanding manufacturing company that demonstrates forward thinking in product development utilizing technology to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. Honorees should exhibit leadership and a strong commitment the city of Lincoln. Companies may nominate themselves or another manufacturer for this honor through submission of an application covering the sections outlined in the form.
BURNHAM YATES CITIZENSHIP AWARD
The Burnham Yates Citizenship Award recognizes individual citizenship efforts. It acknowledges a corporate citizen for his/her business and charitable contributions to the city, making it possible for Lincoln to continue to grow and prosper.
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Small Business of the Year Award is intended to honor that business which best exemplifies the spirit of free enterprise in Lincoln. The winner should provide an example of the rewards offered by the free enterprise system by risk taking, being innovative and strengthening community spirit.
TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AWARD
The Tourism Development Award recognizes the person or attraction that has exemplified creativity in the development of the tourism industry.
ROGER T. LARSON COMMUNITY BUILDER AWARD
The Roger T. Larson Community Builder Award is given each year to an exceptional candidate whose proven leadership and influence through public service has shaped the Lincoln community.