The Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual award dinner, the GRCC Rockstar Awards, on November 7, 2024, and present awards in the following categories:
Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a company that has been in business for at least five years with revenue under $5M. Specific criteria include flexibility, innovation, and a proven, unique business and marketing strategy that has benefited the Rockville community.
Last year's winner was Intelligent Office and the award was presented by the 2022 Small Business of the Year, SHS Payroll.
Large Business of the Year Award recognizes a company committed to the vitality and community in Rockville, which has over 50 employees and over $5M in revenue. Specific criteria include a commitment to their employees and customers and invested time, energy, and resources in the Rockville community.
Last year's winner was DARCARS Automotive Group and the award was presented by the 2022 Large Business of the Year Award, Universal Communities.
The Nonprofit of the Year Award recognizes outstanding practices among Rockville's diverse nonprofit organizations. Specific criteria include success in creating a lasting and beneficial impact for Rockville residents and setting a solid example for other nonprofits.
Last year's awardee was Comfort Cases and the award was presented by the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year, Manna Food Center.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes a person who works for or operates a business taking on financial risk to do so, identifies a need that no existing businesses address, and determines a solution for that need. Additionally, although "entrepreneur" is often associated with startups and small businesses, any founder of a successful household-named business began as an entrepreneur. Specific criteria include year-over-year growth, innovation, resilience, flexibility, a unique business and marketing strategy, and a proven commitment to the Rockville community and businesses.
Last year's winner was Proudly and the award was presented by the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year, Betty Sullivan of Architessa.
Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes an individual who is active in the Young Professional group of our Chamber and steps up to a leadership role within their organization. Specific criteria include tenacity and an exemplary commitment to the Rockville community and businesses.
Last year's winner was Shane Senior of Cornerstone Montgomery and Ethan Litvin of SEEC, the 2022 Young Professional of the Year presented this award.
Get your tickets to attend the award ceremony while they last!