Applicant Information Eligibility Requirements I. General Information

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Applicant Information Eligibility Requirements I. General Information

Small Business of the Year – 2009 – Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce


















Applicant Information

Name of Company

_________________________________

Contact Name: First _______________ Last ___________________

This should be the best day-to-day point of contact.

Title _____________________________

Address __________________________

City _________________ State____ Postal / Zip Code _________

Email________________________________________

Phone Number ________________________________

Company Representative Name (President, Owner, etc.)

First, Last ____________________________________

Title __________________________________

Company Web Site _____________________________

Eligibility Requirements

Number of Employees _____

Daytona Regional Chamber Member _____









Member Since: ________

I. General Information

In what industry is your business and what are your principle products and/or

services__________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

What are your company's core values, goals, and overall mission

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

Number of Years in business _______


Why and how did you start your business ______________________________

__________________________________________________________________

Please list any awards or other recognition your company has received.

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________





II. Employee Practices

What benefits do you offer your employees Please check all that apply.

Health Plan Education/Training Allowance Retirement plan

Employee awards program Paid vacation

Other: _________________________________________________________

Describe any innovative strategies used for recruiting, retaining, and/or rewarding

your employees.

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________



IV. Community Involvement

Describe how your business is an active corporate citizen.

E.g., local or national advocacy, environmental awareness, contributions to educational programs,

participation in trade associations, etc.

Please be as specific as possible.

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

V. Customer Relations


Describe your strategies for retaining and attracting new customers.

E.g., research, promotions, etc.

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________


VI. Entrepreneurship


How has the free enterprise system helped guide your success

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

What are some of the greatest challenges that your business has faced and what

innovative strategies did you employ to overcome them

Do you plan to grow your business If so, how


Optional: Share a best practice

*This question will not be graded. You are invited to share a best practice that will

be considered for an online resource database, currently under construction.

What is one business practice your company has implemented that yielded positive

results for your business or employees Please describe in detail the goal, process,

and end results. This should be a best practice that you would recommend to other

business owners.

Official Rules


I have read the official rules.


Legal Notice

-The accuracy of this submission must be certified by the company's highestranking

official.

- The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to use

submission material at both the event and in related activities. All tax and financial

information will remain confidential.

- The Small Business of the Year Award winner will be chosen without regard to

race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or physical or mental disability.


I have read the legal notice. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the

information contained in this application is accurate.

To be completed by the company's highest-ranking official.

Name _____________________________________

Address ___________________________________

___________________________________________

City State / Zip Code

Date ____________________

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD - OFFICIAL RULES

SUBMISSION OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION AND AN ENTRY FEE ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER.

1. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Small Business of the Year Award Contest is the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, located at 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona

Beach FL 32114

2. HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest: 1) you must complete an application for consideration of your business for the Small Business of the Year award. Mail to the

Daytona Regional Chamber at 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach FL 32114.

3. SCHEDULE: All entries must be received by 5 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on January 15, 2010. All mail entries must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2010.

4. ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to small businesses currently in good standing with the Daytona Regional Chamber through February 15, 2010. Businesses with an

individual holding a seat on the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the time period January 1, 2009 through February 15, 2010 are not eligible.

5. SELECTION OF WINNER: One (1) winner will be selected to receive the Small Business of the Year Award. The selection process is as follows: A panel of judges

comprised of the Executive Committee of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. The winner of the Small Business of the Year Award will be announced at the February

15, 2010 Annual Meeting of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

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