Nominate Vermont’s Outstanding Businesses for the Deane C Davis Award
The application is available online at www.vermontbiz.com/dcd, or on the Vermont Chamber Business EXPO website (www.vtexpo.com(link is external)). The application deadline for the Deane C. Davis Award is March 13, 2009.Nominations may come from the business itself, another business, a government agency, or an interested individual. Named for former Governor Deane C. Davis (1900 1990), the Award annually honors a Vermont business that demonstrates an outstanding history of sustained growth while displaying an acute awareness of Vermont s unique qualities.The award criteria for this Award are as follows:· Growth in sales or employment· Commitment of company resources for participation in community projects· Encouragement of employees to be involved in community events· Recognition of the importance of the environment to the state as a natural and economic resource· Addressing employee concerns/needs to create a positive work environment for all employees· Major accomplishment(s) in the past year in any or all of the criteria· Nominated businesses must have been based in Vermont for at least 10 yearsA Selection Committee nominates the three finalists and then quietly selects the recipient. Even the finalists themselves do not know who the winner is until it is announced by Governor James Douglas at the EXPO opening ceremonies. Antonia Opitz, Vermont Chamber Events Director, noted, The process leading up to this award makes it even more prestigious, in light of the added suspense and excitement in anticipation of the announcement.Award winners from past years include Symquest Group, Inc., (2007); Cabot Creamery (1999); and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (1994).Please contact Antonia Opitz at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce with any questions (email@example.com(link sends e-mail) or (802) 223-0603). ###In business since 1912, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business organization with 1,500 members, collectively employing 45,000 people, representing all sectors of the state s economy. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and preservation of the Vermont quality of life.Vermont Business Magazine, published since 1972, is the state’s first and only statewide business to business publication. It is also the publisher of the Vermont Manufacturers Directory & Guide to Major Businesses, the Book of Lists and the annual glossy magazine for all high school students, NextUp, Your Guide to Life after High School in VT. Nominations are now being accepted for the 19th Annual Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award, co-sponsored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine. The winner will be unveiled during the May 20, 2009, opening ceremony of the region s largest business-to-business trade show, the annual Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business and Industry EXPO. Three award finalists will be profiled in the May issue of Vermont Business Magazine.