Award Categories

The Celebration of Excellence recognizes individuals and organizations for their hard work, dedication, and never-ending drive to succeed in the following categories:

Educator of the Year Award

The Educator of the Year Award recognizes and honors an individual in the field of education who has made a significant impact over the course of their tenure and created a long-lasting and valuable legacy.

Business of the Year Award

The Business of the Year Award recognizes and honors successful local businesses for their financial achievement, positive workplace environment, and continued community impact.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates an individual for their entrepreneurial spirit, vision, innovation, determination, and persistence.

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award honors and celebrates a local person that has harnessed the power of their assets, resources, and visibility to make a significant positive impact on their community.

Corporate Philanthropy Award

The Corporate Philanthropy Award honors and celebrates a local business organization that has harnessed the power of their assets, resources, and visibility to make a significant positive impact on their community.

Non-Profit of the Year Award

The Non-Profit Award honors and recognizes a non-profit organization whose achievements and accomplishments are a result of successfully meeting or exceeding their mission and goals, making a significant and positive impact on the communities it serves.

George L. Duncan Award of Excellence

The George L. Duncan Award of Excellence recognizes an individual, business, or non-profit for outstanding achievements in entrepreneurship, business excellence, and community service—a recipient that excels in creating a positive difference every day. The panel of judges nominate and select the recipients of this award.

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