Greater Macon

Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217


Business & Industry Awards

Annual Business & Industry Awards
Presented by:  Walthall Oil

Each year, the Chamber and MEDC recognize the leading Business, Industry and Small Business in Macon.  Nominations are accepted for any organization that meets the selection criteria.  A selection committee made up of local business leaders carefully evalutates the information provided by the nominees.  Following the careful review of the nominee packages, the committee makes their final decisions. 

Award Categories Include:

STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Any entrepreneurial venture (business or industry) located in Macon-Bibb that has been operating for 1 to 3 years.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Any business or industry located in Macon-Bibb with 26 or more employees that has been operating for a minimum of 5 years.

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Any business or industry located in Macon-Bibb with 25 or less employees that  that has been operating for a minimum of 5 years.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER
Must be 35 years of age or younger, working in Macon-Bibb.  Must have made a significant impact in the growth of their business and/or a significant investment in the Macon-Bibb community.

Evalution Criteria Include:

Company's Economic Impact
-   Company Stability:  Years in business locally.
-   Company's current total employment, (full-time and part-time)
Company's employment growth from original level.

Corporate Citizenship
-   Company's directed and/or individual employee volunteer participation in education, civic and/or charitable organizations.
-   Company's cash and in-kind donations to education, civic and/or charitable organziations.
-   Demonstration of company's effort to be environmentally conscientious and other esamples of the company's corporate citizenship in the Macon-Bibb County area.

Other Criteria
-   Cultivating a positive and creative workplace environment
-   Components that make the company stand out among other businesses

Click here to see photos from the 2018 Business & Industry Awards
Presented By:   Walthall Oil

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!
2018 Startup of the Year - Dani-Rae & Company
 
2018 Business of the Year - Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. 
2018 Small Business of the Year -
M&R Marketing Group
 
2018 Outstanding Young Business Leader of the Year -
Shane Gottwal
 

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