Submission Requirements

Businesses and individuals that apply will be required to submit an information package (see attached) to support their application. This package must include:

      • Legal business name
      • Completed submission form
      • Supporting details (achievements, community involvement, etc.)
      • Written consent by the business or individual nominee within the application
      • General (and contact) information of the person nominating the business or individual if not nominating themselves

Eligibility Rules

  • Nominees must have a valid business license in the Tri-Cities.
  • The “business of the year” categories are based on full-time employees OR equivalent.
  • The business or individual does not have to be a member of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce to be submitted.
  • The business or individual must have conducted business operations within the Tri-Cities area for the twelve consecutive months prior to the date of their submission.
  • While a business or individual may apply for a maximum of two (2) award categories, they may only be selected as a finalist for one single category per year.
  • A business or individual is ineligible to win the same award category more than once in three years.
  • All submission packages must be properly filled out to be considered; incomplete submissions will be returned for proper completion.

Additional Information

  • All applications are accepted at the discretion of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and judged by an independent panel.
  • The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has the right to not accept any application.
  • An award may not be issued for every category each year depending on the submissions received.
  • A business may be issued an award for a category other than the one for which they were nominated.


The deadline for public nominations is Friday, October 9.