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2020 Annual Award Nominations

The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing the contributions made by local businesses and individuals to our organization and the community at our 2020 Annual Celebration on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Eligible businesses must be members in good standing of the Pierre Area Chamber for at least two years. The award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee. Any award winner in the past five years is not eligible for an award in the same category. Businesses may nominate their own business for an award.

Please review the awards and the criteria below. An explanation of why the nominee deserves the award is required. Be sure to complete page two of this form and return it to the Pierre Area Chamber to complete your nomination. All awards may not be presented. The selection committee will make the final decision.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.
Presented to a business which best demonstrates involvement in the Pierre and Fort Pierre communities. The award recognizes the highest level of entrepreneurial and community spirit who take risks and make the investment in time and money to grow the community. The nominated business must demonstrate one or more of the following: Exceptional Performance & Growth; Innovative Products or Services; Exemplary Customer Service; Response to Adversity; Community Involvement
A description as to WHY the nominee is deserving of the award is REQUIRED. All nominees must meet criteria as outlined on the first page of this form. Please comment as to how the nominee specifically meets the criteria for the award which the business/individual is being nominated. The Chamber will notify the business they have been nominated to allow them to provide additional information about their business.
Nominated Business of the Year Information
Presented to an individual from the Pierre Area who has gone out of their way to make visitors and locals feel like there's no better place in South Dakota to visit or live. Outstanding hospitality is best described as a random act of kindness which goes above and beyond the expected to meet the needs of an individual.
A description as to WHY the nominee is deserving of the award is REQUIRED. All nominees must meet criteria as outlined on the first page of this form. Please comment as to how the nominee specifically meets the criteria for the award which the business/individual is being nominated. The Chamber will notify the business they have been nominated to allow them to provide additional information about their business.
Nominated Outstanding Hospitality Information
Presented to outstanding community volunteers who strongly demonstration the following: Community Pride & Involvement; A Cheerful Demeanor & Positive Attitude; Leadership; Integrity, Honesty & Dependability; Productive, Effective & Efficient Performance.
A description as to WHY the nominee is deserving of the award is REQUIRED. All nominees must meet criteria as outlined on the first page of this form. Please comment as to how the nominee specifically meets the criteria for the award which the business/individual is being nominated. The Chamber will notify the business they have been nominated to allow them to provide additional information about their business.
Nominated Pierre Pride Information
Name of Nominator

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