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  • ChamberChoice Awards


  • Friday, May 19, 2023 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Delta by Marriott and livestream


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  • Nominations are now closed. All nominees will receive a formal invitation to apply for an award and all necessary information and details.


  • Applications, Awards & Criteria

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    Applications will open soon

  • Business of the Year Business of the Year

    Business of the Year

    • More than 25 full-time equivalent employees
    • Privately held, for-profit business/organization
    • Been in business in the FMWF community for a minimum of three years (since Jan. 1, 2020)
    • Shows stability or growth in sales, service and/or number of individuals served and/or expanded products and services
    • Demonstrates a commitment to ethical business practices
    • Demonstrates a commitment to employee support and development
    • Demonstrates corporate citizenship and/or community leadership
    • Current member in good standing with The Chamber
  • Small Business of the Year Small Business of the Year

    Small Business of the Year

    • 25 or less full-time equivalent employees
    • Privately held, for-profit business/organization
    • Has been in business in the FMWF community for a minimum of three years (since Jan. 1, 2020)
    • Shows stability or growth in sales, service and/or number of individuals served and/or expanded products and services
    • Demonstrates a commitment to ethical business practices
    • Demonstrates a commitment to employee support and development
    • Demonstrates corporate citizenship and/or community leadership
    • Current member in good standing with The Chamber
  • Emerging Business of the Year Emerging Business of the Year

    Emerging Business of the Year

    • 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
    • Privately held, for-profit business/organization
    • Has been an established business in the FMWF community for fewer than three years (since January 1, 2020)
    • Demonstrates a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, perseverance, innovation and determination
    • Demonstrates a commitment to ethical business practices
    • Demonstrates a commitment to employee support and development
    • Demonstrates corporate citizenship and/or community leadership
    • Current member in good standing with The Chamber
  • Resilient Business of the Year Resilient Business of the Year

    Resilient Business of the Year

    • Open to all businesses, non-profit and for-profit
    • Has been in business in the FMWF community for a minimum of three years (since January 1, 2020)
    • Demonstrates new and innovative ways to adapt and respond to business disruptions while maintaining continuous business operations
    • Current member in good standing with The Chamber
  • Non-Profit of the Year Non-Profit of the Year

    Non-Profit of the Year

    • Must have a registered 501(c) designation, as defined by IRS standards, in the FMWF community
    • Has been in business in the FMWF community for a minimum of three years (since Jan. 1, 2020)
    • Shown stability or growth in services and/or number of individuals served and/or expanded programs and services
    • Proven contribution to enhancing the community’s overall quality of life
    • Demonstrated commitment to ethical business practices
    • Demonstrated commitment to employee support and development
    • Current member in good standing with The Chamber
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion

    • Open to all businesses, non-profit and for-profit
    • Demonstrates organizational practices inclusive of all people no matter that person’s race, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity
    • Demonstrates strong, visible and effective strategic leadership on diversity and inclusion
    • Demonstrates intentional creation of policies and procedures that embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace
    • A commitment to diversity and inclusion is integrated throughout your organization’s mission/strategic plan
    • Demonstrates a commitment to employee support and development
    • Has been in business in the FMWF community for a minimum of three years (since January 1, 2020)
    • Current member in good standing with The Chamber
  • Young Professionals Best Place to Work Young Professionals Best Place to Work

    Young Professionals Best Place to Work

    • Young professionals are defined as 40 and under
    • Open to all businesses, non-profit and for-profit
    • The organization supports total Young Professional development
    • Has been in business in the FMWF community for a minimum of three years (since Jan. 1, 2020)
    • Current member in good standing with The Chamber
  • Why Apply?

    • ChamberChoice Awards allow you to enhance the value of your company and build trusted brand recognition in the community raising your profile among some of the most influential people in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
    • Multiple categories allow both small and large companies and not-for-profits equal chances to win.
    • Your work will be viewed and honored by potential clients, not just your competitors.
    • Through the application process, your organization will gain a unique view of current operations, a challenge to build upon them and a dynamic opportunity for community awareness.
    • Winners can use the highly commended 2021 ChamberChoice winner logo to promote their organization in the community, as well as in their own marketing materials, website, email signatures, company stationery and social media outlets.
    • Winners receive a personalized award to display in their office.
    • If you win a ChamberChoice Award, you are honored onstage and featured in a short video showcasing your company and why you were selected in front of an audience of more than 700 business and community leaders, as well as online. You can also use it for your own marketing and promotional purposes.
    • Winners are featured on a digital billboard throughout the community.
    • Winners receive a member profile article in The Bridge, which has a circulation of over 3,000 in print and over 10,000 online.
    • Winners will have exposure via The Chamber’s social media outlets.
    • An award is a cost-effective way to thank your valued employees, executives and clients for their hard work and dedication.
    • You, your staff and your company deserve the positive recognition and credibility associated with receiving a ChamberChoice Award. It’s a great morale booster for your staff.
    • The time it takes to fill out the nomination form and application is minuscule when compared to the amount of publicity your company will receive as either a finalist or a winner.

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  • The ChamberChoice Awards recognize the best of the best when it comes to businesses in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area. These organizations make a significant impact, drive economic growth and help make this region a better place to work, live and do business. Winners exemplify excellence through proven growth or stability, innovation, creativity, community leadership and achievements. At an annual upbeat luncheon, attendees will be the first to hear the year's winners, as well as have the opportunity to network with other area professionals and kick back at this fun event.

    Overview

    The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce hosts its ChamberChoice Awards annually to recognize local organizations in eight categories: non-profit; small business; business; diversity & inclusion; young professionals best place to work; emerging business; resilient business; and the people’s choice.

    Award applicants are narrowed down to three finalists in each category. The finalists and winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022.

  • 2021 ChamberChoice Highlights

    It was quite an ‘80s party at the 2021 ChamberChoice Awards luncheon, where we honored businesses and non-profits in our community. Patrick Kirby returned as emcee, and Tom Dawson and Roger Reierson represented the event’s presenting sponsors. Congrats to all of the 2021 winners, who are listed below, and thank you to everyone that helped make this event possible.

  • Not-for-Profit of the Year - CAPLP
  • Business of the Year - Enclave
  • Emerging Business of the Year - Converdia Health Staffing
  • Resilient Business of the Year - Sanford Health
  • Small Business of the Year - Regency Title, Inc.
  • YP Best Place to Work - Border States Electric
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award - Cardinal IG
  • 2021 People's Choice - Oak Grove Lutheran School