1) Best Overall Business - For excellence in every aspect of your business. Explain how you excel with customers, employees, community contributions and marketing.
2) Best Emerging Business - For businesses that have opened within the past 3 years. Explain what your business is and give examples as to what makes it different than other businesses.
3) Best Small Business - For businesses with up to 15 employees. Explain what your business has done in the past year that makes you a leader in your field.
4) Best Medium - Large Business - For businesses with over 15 employees. Explain what your business has done in the past year that makes you a leader in your field.
5) Best Hospitality Business - For restaurants, wineries, breweries or other hospitality businesses. Give an example of something you have done in the past year to attract customers.
6) Best Business Logo - Explain how your logo delivers a message that creates confidence in your brand while differentiating between you and your competitors. Include a copy of your logo. Logos judged on creativity, business representation and design.
7) Best Business Website - Explain how your website is a benefit to your company and why it is useful to your clients or customers. Websites are judged on content, appearance, and originality. Give your website address.
8) Best Business Card Design - For excellence in business card designs that show creative thought and talent. Explain the reason for your design and why it is a good representation of your company.
9) Best Woman-Owned Business - For any business majority-owned by a woman. Outline your company's achievements and community contributions.
10) Best Business Marketing Campaign - For excellence in a single marketing campaign strategy. Explain what you did, why you did it, and if you feel it was successful. Submit examples of ads, etc from the campaign.
11) Best Event Of The Year - For an event of any type of fundraising event held over the past year . Explain what you did, why you did it, and if you feel it was successful.
12) Best Support Staff Person - Nominate an employee who went above and beyond to help your business excel. Explain what that person did for your business and include that person's picture.