Every year the Rockville Chamber of Commerce recognizes its Rockstars' of the Year in the following categories: Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year,Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and Citizen of the Year.
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To nominate your favorite Rockstar, please follow the following criteria and submit no later than September 1, 2021 to Marji Graf.
The 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: Demonstrates flexibility, innovation and has a proven unique business and marketing strategy that has benefited the Rockville community.
The Large Business of the Year recognizes a company committed to the vitality and community in Rockville, which has over 50 employees and over $5M in revenue. Specific criteria include: Demonstrates a commitment to their employees, their customers and has invested time, energy, and resources in the Rockville community.
The Non-Profit of the Year recognizes outstanding practices among Rockville's diverse non-profit organizations. Specific criteria include: Demonstrates success in creating a lasting and beneficial impact for Rockville residents and sets a strong example for other non-profits in the community.
Entrepreneur of the Year: Recognizes a person who works for or operates a business taking on financial risk to do so, and identifies a need that no existing businesses address, and determines a solution for that need. Additionally, although the term "entrepreneur" is often associated with startups and small businesses, any founder of a successful household-named business began as an entrepreneur. Specific criteria include: Demonstrates year over year growth, innovation, resilience, flexibility, and a unique business and marketing strategy, and a proven track record of commitment to the Rockville community and businesses.
Young Professional of the Year: Young Professional of the Year: Recognizes an individual who is active in the Young Professional's group of our Chamber and steps up to a leadership role within their organization. Specific criteria include: Demonstrates tenacity and an exemplary commitment to the Rockville community and businesses.
Citizen of the Year: Recognizes an individual within the Rockville community who shows exemplary service to the community and whose efforts stand out above and beyond expectations. Specific criteria include: Demonstrates a commitment to Rockville, exemplifies the spirit of Rockville, and has made Rockville a better place to live, work, and play. This individual must positively influence the lives of others, leads and inspires by example, and has a collaborative spirit through creative partnerships with the local community, business, and civic organizations.
Note: All nominations should be submitted by September 1st. Nominees should be active members of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce. Please submit a bio and resume of the individual and business along with specific criteria as noted