Please click the tabs to review the nominating criteria for each category.

Business of the Year (Employing Over 10 Individuals)

This award is for the accomplishments of a business as a whole and is not necessarily for an individual person.  This business of 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 (Employing 10 or Less Individuals)

This award is for the accomplishments of a business as a whole and is not necessarily for an individual person.  This business of 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.

Non Profit of the Year

This award is 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.

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
  • Agriculture

Professional of the Year

This award is designed for the professional services industry.  Most of these professions require a special degree or certification.  The person selected for this award should be someone who has maintained high ethical standards in their chose profession, has provided great customer services to clients and is recognized for their involvement in the community.  Types of businesses that qualify for this award include but are not limited to:

  • Attorney
  • Accountant / Bookkeeper
  • Real Estate / Insurance Agent
  • Banker
  • Medical / health / Dental Practitioner
  • Clergy
  • Consultant

Citizen of the Year

This award is for someone who has continuously demonstrated a leadership role in one or several community organizations and has shown a commitment to serve the well-being of others.  This person does not have to own a business in Calaveras County.  This award is for the selfless acts of an individual committed to providing good-will within Calaveras County.  Individuals who qualify for this award include but are not limited to:

  • Church
  • Service Club
  • Volunteer
  • Chamber Member
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Community Activist

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Business of the Year (Over 10 employees)Small Business of the Year (10 or Less employees)Entrepreneur of the YearNon Profit of the Year