• 2018 "Best in the Biz" Awards

    Award Information & Nomination Instructions

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  • Overview

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce's 2018 "Best in the Biz" Awards will recognize businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary planning, overall performance and community involvement throughout the year.  Previously known as the Corpus Christi Bizzy Awards, this Chamber-initiative, designed to distinguish and celebrate business excellence in the Coastal Bend, has been rebranded from the bottom to the top.  The 2018 "Best in the Biz" Awards will feature a new and improved process for submitting award nominations, in addition to the new logo and name.  

    The 2018 "Best in the Biz" Awards will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, December 6th at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.  For additional event information, including the link to purchase tickets & sponsorships online, click here

    Nominations for the 2018 "Best in the Biz" Awards are currently being accepted; the deadline to submit nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The ten awards we are currently seeking nominations for are: The Henry Baldwin Award; Dora Cervera Mirabal Women's Leadership Award; Big, Small, Non-Profit and New Business of the Year; Military Veteran Entrepreneurship Award; Mano a Mano Legacy Award; Leadership Corpus Christi Servant Leader Award; and the inaugural Spirit of the Chamber Foundation Award.  For the description, past recipients and qualifying criteria for each award, along with a link to the award-specific nomination form, click here.  

    We invite you to nominate the businesses, organizations and individuals who you feel exemplify the 2018 "Best in the Biz" Award categories.  You may submit a nomination for each category or just those that interest you.  There is a form specific to each award category that must be completed; an individual may submit one nomination, per award category for consideration.  Self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged.

     

    Award Eligibility & Criteria

    The qualifying criteria for each award (including information on those that require nominees be a current member of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce) is listed with the award category descriptions on the 2018 "Best in the Biz" Awards Nomination page (click here to view). 

    You do not need to be a United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce member in order to submit an award nomination, but must reside in the Coastal Bend area served by the Chamber.

    An individual may submit one nomination, per award category for consideration.  If an individual submits multiple nominations for the same award category, their initial submission will be accepted and subsequent nominations for the same award category will be void. 

    When submitting a nomination, you must provide your name and contact information.  Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

    Previous winners from an award category are not eligible for subsequent nominations in that same category for a three year period.  If a previous winner receives a nomination, the nominator will be notified of their ineligibility.  

     

    How to Nominate & Nomination Deadline

    To nominate a deserving business, organization or individual for a 2018 "Best in the Biz" Award, simply complete the form linked beneath the award of interest on the nomination page.  After completing the form via the online tool, click the "Submit Nomination" button provided to submit your nomination to the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce.  *Please note, there is a separate nomination form for each award category; please ensure you complete the correct form for the award in which you are submitting a nomination for.

    Once you begin a nomination form, there is not an option to save it and return for completion at a later date.  Please plan to fully complete a nomination form once starting it.

    We cannot guarantee incomplete nominations will be sufficiently evaluated.  If needed, please make an appointment with the Chamber staff for assistance completing the form.

    Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 and must be submitted online.

     

    After the Nomination Process

    After the nomination deadline, a selection committee, comprised of Chamber board members, past award recipients and community leaders, will review all nominations to determine the qualifying nominees for each award category.  Committee members are selected for their business acumen and experience handling discrete information; they faithfully adhere to the highest standard of confidentiality.

     

    The Chamber will announce the 2018 "Best in the Biz" Award Nominees via UCCCC social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and via a press release to local news media outlets.  Once nominees are announced, Chamber members and the Coastal Bend business community will have two weeks to cast their vote for each award category.

     

    Upon conclusion of the voting phase, the selection committee will review and score results to confirm the 2018 "Best in the Biz" Award Finalists.  The Chamber will announce the finalists via a press conference and through the same channels in which the nominees were previously announced. 

     

    Within the next two weeks the selection committee will meet to determine the winners for each award category.  The 2018 "Best in the Biz" Award Winners will then be notified and announced via the Chamber's communication channels. 

     

    The awards will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, December 6th at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.  Finalists are strongly encouraged to attend.

     

     

    Questions

     

    If you have any questions regarding the nomination form(s) and/or process, please contact Gargi Bhowal at (361) 881-1800 or gargi@unitedcorpuschristichamber.com.

     

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    Quick links to individual Award Nomination Forms:

  • For additional information regarding the 2018 Best in the Biz Awards including the nomination process, please contact Gargi Bhowal via email by clicking here or call (361) 881-1800.