The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce awards outstanding members of the Calaveras County community every year. Awards are based on the recipient’s contributions to building the economic vitality, prosperity and quality of life in Calaveras County.

2019 COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS WINNERS

BUSINESS of the YEAR:  Hotel Leger Restaurant & Saloon

SMALL BUSINESS of the YEAR:  Renegade Winery

NONPROFIT of the YEAR:  Calaveras Mentoring Foundation

ENTREPRENEUR of the YEAR:  John Alfred, Outlet Tek

PROFESSIONAL of the YEAR:  Jim Heryford, Gold Electric Inc

2019 GOLDEN FROG Award:  Calaveras County Fairgrounds

Please review qualifications for each nomination category before submitting.

*Nominees must be Chamber members in good standing.

Business of the Year (10+ Employees)

This award is for the accomplishments of a business as a whole and is not necessarily for an individual person. This business or organization should have a reputation for providing outstanding products and/or service to its customers. This business should be viewed as an outstanding local organization that is respected for its commitment, services and activities that promote a positive influence to the entire community.

Small Business of the Year (Less than 10 Employees)

This award is for the accomplishments of a business as a whole and is not necessarily for an individual person. This business or organization should have a reputation for providing outstanding products and/or service to its customers. This business should be viewed as an outstanding local organization that is respected for its commitment, services and activities that promote a positive influence to the entire community.

Entrepreneur of the Year

This award is for that person who developed a business concept and turned it into a successful enterprise. Other criteria to consider are the person’s professionalism, business sense and community involvement. The definition of an entrepreneur is someone who organizes, manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise. Please consider all these variables.
Types of businesses that qualify for this award include but are not limited to:

  • Retail/Restaurant
  • Service
  • Home-based
  • Consultant
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural

Non Profit of the Year

This award if for a local non profit organization that has made major contributions to the community through their service programs and charitable work. This organization has promoted a positive influence in the community through their fund-raiser efforts and service related activities.