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Small Business of the Year Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2019 Small Business of the Year awards! To learn more on eligibility and judging criteria, click here.

2019 APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME.

Contact Jani Dix at jdix@cobbchamber.org or 770-859-2335 if you have any questions.


COMPANY INFORMATION:

Company Name
Which award are you applying for?
Businesses established for more than 3 years should select "Small Business of the Year," businesses 0-3 years should select "Business to watch."
Owners/Principals, Title and % Ownership
Address
City
State
Zip Code
Business Phone
Business Fax
Contact Email
Website
Facebook (optional)
Twitter (optional)
YouTube (optional)
Instagram (optional)
Are you a member of the Cobb Chamber?

APPLICATION PREPARED BY:

Name
Title
Contact Number
Email

SMALL BUSINESS STANDARDS:

Do you comply with the U.S. Small Business Administration's size standards in defining a small business?

*By selecting “Yes” you are confirming that your company is classified a small business based on the U.S. Small Business Administration size standards. You must be classified as a small business to be considered. Tables of size standards can be found by clicking here.

Year business was established:
Years in business:
*You must have been in business at least 3 years to be considered for the Small Business of the Year award. Companies in business for 0-3 years can still apply to be recognized as one of Cobb's up-and-coming small businesses.

BUSINESS PROFILE:

In 100 WORDS OR LESS, please describe your business, type of industry, products and/or services, and additional information including but not limited to: its history, what makes your business stand out, what about your business makes you proud, any awards and recognitions your company has received, and to what you attribute your business success.

By submission of the Business Profile you authorize its use in future marketing initiatives, such as awards breakfast materials, press releases, etc.

Mission Statement: If your business has a formal mission statement, please state.

BUSINESS GROWTH & PERFORMANCE:

Fiscal Year Ending 2016:
2016 Gross Revenue: $
2016 Percentage of Increase in Sales:  %
2016 # of Full-Time Employees: 
2016 # of Part-Time Employees: 
2016 # of Sub-Contractors: 
Fiscal Year Ending 2017:
2017 Gross Revenue:  $
2017 Percentage of Increase in Sales:  %
2017 # of Full-Time Employees: 
2017 # of Part-Time Employees: 
2017 # of Sub-Contractors: 
Fiscal Year Ending 2018:
2018 Gross Revenue:  $
2018 Percentage of Increase in Sales:  %
2018 # of Full-Time Employees: 
2018 # of Part-Time Employees: 
2018 # of Sub-Contractors: 
Total Number of Employees
Describe growth and/or stability in your business, number of employees, sales volume, location (possible expansion), revenue, expanded and or enhanced services to clients. Please provide examples.
Where do you see your company in 5 years?

BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

Provide examples of problems faced by your company and the methods used to successfully overcome them. Include the details and results for each situation.


UNIQUE & INNOVATIVE APPROACHES:

What innovative products or services do you offer? Describe the impact these products/services have had on the market, including innovation, market success and acceptance, competitor's response, etc.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

Check all that apply.
BENEFITS
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Cafeteria Plan
401(k)
Stock Option
Profit Sharing Program
Policy or Employee Handbook
Vacation Time
Sick Time
Personal Time
Flexible Work Schedule
Employee Assistance Program
Company Car
Other

TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT
Leadership Training
Computer Training
Skill Set Training
Diversity/Sensitivity Training
Customer Relations Training
Team Bonus
Company Loans/Continuing Education
Reimbursement/Certification Training
Tuition Reimbursement
Other

OTHER PERSONNEL BENEFITS
Loan Forgiveness Program
On-site Daycare Services
Time Off for Community Service
Personal Concierge Service for Employees
Other

COMPANY CULTURE:

How would you describe your company culture?
Does your company have a formal culture or ethics policy, or stated core values? If so, please detail how this affects your internal and external relations. Please provide examples.

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION:

Total dollars donated by your company:
2016 $     2017 $     2018 $
Total in-kind donations made by your company:
2016 $     2017 $     2018 $
Volunteer service hours that were not in-kind:
2016      2017      2018 

Describe your business’ community involvement and corporate citizenship for 2018. Please provide examples, and list non-profits that your company supported this year.


TESTIMONIALS:

If you have any supporting testimonials, please add them in the space provided below. (optional)

2019 APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME.

Please click submit only one time.  The transaction may take several seconds.

Need help? Questions? Contact Jani Dix at jdix@cobbchamber.org or 770-859-2335.