Join us on Tuesday, November 17th for our virtual live-streamed 2020 Annual Dinner. Stay tuned for more details on this live-streamed community celebration with options to host your own private viewing party. Takeout options can be found on our Chamber directory at: https://www.wilkes-barre.org/list/ql/restaurants-food-beverages-22. The Chamber's awards program recognizes businesses and individuals throughout the Greater Wilkes-Barre area including:
Charitable Organization of the Year
This award recognizes and honors local nonprofits that have improved the welfare of the Greater Wilkes-Barre community and who have supported the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to nominate a business!
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 an emerging business in Greater Wilkes-Barre. Click here to nominate a business!
Legacy 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 legacy business in Greater Wilkes-Barre. Click here to nominate a business!
Diversity Champion of the Year Award
This annual award is aimed at a company that demonstrates support for diversity within their workforce through company goals and efforts to recruit, retain, and nurture a culturally diverse workforce (i.e. goals to increase women, minority, and/or LGBT+ individuals in management structure in upcoming years, how organization celebrates diversity, programs which focus on recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce). Click here to nominate a business!
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. Click here to nominate!
Pride of Place Pivot Awards
These awards recognize and honor businesses, industries, and organizations that have successfully adapted their physical workspaces or programs and services to the needs of their clients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to nominate a business!
Healthy Workplace Awards
These awards are presented to businesses, industries, and organizations that offer workplace wellness and mental health programs and publicly promote the importance of a healthy workplace in the Greater Wilkes-Barre area. In 2020, this category will also be open to organizations that have provided community wellness and mental health programs for the benefit of individuals in the Greater Wilkes-Barre area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to nominate a business!
Nomination forms are due by Friday, September 30, 2020.
Nominations can be submitted by mail to:
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
Attention: Michaela Benczkowski
Two Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
OR faxed to 570-822-5951
OR emailed to Michaela.Benczkowski@wilkes-barre.org with the subject line "Annual Dinner Award Nomination."