The Chamber's Awards Program recognizes businesses and individuals throughout the Greater Wilkes-Barre area and includes awards presented three to four times a year including:
Charitable Organization of the Year
This award recognizes and honors local nonprofits that have improved the welfare of the Greater Wilkes-Barre community.
Emerging Business of the Year Award
This annual award for excellence in business is judged on the following: history of successful business, leadership, marketing, customer satisfaction, and community involvement, for a small business in Greater Wilkes-Barre.
Large Business of the Year Award
This annual award for excellence in business is judged on the following: history of successful business, leadership, marketing, customer satisfaction, and community involvement for a large business in Greater Wilkes-Barre.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is presented to an individual who has made a lasting contribution to our community by exhibiting ethical and effective leadership, providing inspiration to, and positively influencing others in the business community and our community at large. This award is meant to honor those who have a long-standing history of integrity and are respected both professionally and as a part of our community.
Pride of Place Award
This award recognizes and honors businesses, industries, and organizations that have improved the physical environment of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area.
Healthy Workplace Award
This honor is presented to a business that has promoted health and wellness in the workplace. Businesses of all sizes may apply.
This honor is presented to a woman who has attained and personifies the highest level of professional excellence in her community in a meaningful way, and most importantly, has generally assisted women in attaining their full potential.
Click here to nominate an individual for the ATHENA Award.
Volunteer of the Year Award
The Award for Volunteer of the Year honors an individual whose voluntary support of community-based and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Wilkes-Barre region not only allows these entities to better meet their mission, but also attract and retain other volunteers.
Click here to nominate an individual for the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Innovator of the Year Award
This award is presented to an individual with demonstrated ability to drive innovation within our region.
Click here to nominate an individual for the Innovator of the Year Award.
Young Professional of the Year
This award represents an outstanding young professional who lives and works in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area between the ages of 25-40 - and is a rising star in their industry as well as their community.
Young Professional Development Award
This award is presented to a company/organization located in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area who has dedicated resources to developing the future leaders of our community. These efforts should be aimed at Young Professionals between the ages of 25-40.