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  • Each year the North Tampa Bay Chamber celebrates the extraordinary things local community members, businesses, and organizations have done in our Region. Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards.

    Small Business of the Year (0-49 employees) 
    Large Business of the Year (50+ employees)  
    New Business of the year (10+ Employees)
    Entrepreneur of the year (0-10 Employees
    Volunteer of the Year 
    Business Leader of the Year

    Award Criteria
    Excellence in Business Award winners are chosen by a panel of their peers based on their demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the business community. 
    All Nominees must:
    Members in good standing for more than 1 year
    Time and service contributed must be within the current year
    Do business in the North Tampa Bay Area
    Not have won an Excellence Award in the last 5 years
    Show commitment to social responsibility and exemplify strong community involvement

    Please note the chamber retains the right to make all final decisions about which award category is the most appropriate for the nominee. 

    Excellence in Business Small Business (0-49 employees)-  These businesses, and the people who provide leadership for them, have a profound effect upon the business environment and the economy in the North Tampa Bay Region.

    Excellence in Business Large Business (50+ employees) - These businesses, and the people who provide leadership for them, have a profound effect upon the business environment and the economy in the North Tampa Bay Region. 

    Volunteer of the Year - Recognizing a community leader who donates his or her time to Chamber activities and events.
    Business Leader of the Year- Must be the Founder, Owner, CEO or president who best exemplifies generosity in giving time, money, staff and/or facilities for community benefit.
    New Business of the Year-This award recognizes a local company with 10+ employees, has been in business for fewer than three years, and  financially sustainable. 
    Entrepreneur of the Year- This award recognizes a local company with less than 10 employees, has been in business for fewer than three years, and  financially sustainable.