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2021 Business & Community Excellence Awards

  1. Nomination deadline is Friday, August 6, 2021
  2. Self-nominations accepted, as well as nominations from the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Members and non-members.
  3. The Awards Committee is responsible for determining eligibility in accordance with the criteria outlined.
  4. Awards will be presented at the Business & Community Awards virtual event.

General Award Criteria

Business & Community Excellence Award nominees recognize the best of who we are as business and community leaders in North Texas. As such, the activities of each nominee should reflect one of our Core Values:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Full Equality
  • Community Partnerships
  • Service & Recognition
  • Leadership Development
  • Open Dialogue

Excellence Award Criteria

Other criteria may include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrates professionalism, excellence and success in their business or profession
  • Promote diversity, equality and inclusiveness in their workplace and/or professional capacity
  • Engages in volunteer activities in the community
  • Supports fundraising efforts within the community
  • Promotes the development of leaders in and for our community

While not an exhaustive list, the above provides a general idea of type of nominees we are seeking.

Nominees need not possess super-powers. Those most deserving may spend little to no time in the spotlight, but their actions and dedication make them worthy of nomination.

Business of the Year

Any active member of the North Texas LGBT Must have been a member for at least one calendar year at the time of nomination.

  1. Business Excellence
    • Uses creativity and ingenuity to achieve business growth.
    • Promotes employee development and
    • Has demonstrated a high level of customer satisfaction and
  2. Community Service
    • Has proven an interest in the welfare of the community through financial contributions, business service and/or involvement/leadership.
Community Service

An individual, business, or organization (business or agency) that has provided outstanding service to the LGBT community.

Corporate Ally
  • A major employer located in the North Texas
  • Proven track record of outstanding support for its LGBT employees and the greater LGBT community through diversity policies and actions, financial contributions, service, and leadership.

Corporate Ally nominees will also be asked to compete the Corporate Ally Nomination Questionnaire. 2021 Corporate Ally Questionnaire

Supplier Diversity Champion
  • The award honors an outstanding individual or firm for their leadership in expanding purchasing opportunities for diverse and small businesses, with an emphasis on LGBT Business Enterprises.
  • The Supplier Diversity Champion works to create positive change and demonstrates measurable increased opportunities for LGBT Business
  • Award nominees include supplier diversity and procurement professionals, as well as representatives of certified LGBT Business Enterprises.
  • The Supplier Diversity Champion must have been an active member of the North Texas LGBT Chamber member for at least one calendar year at the time of nomination.
Employee Group of the Year

Criteria should include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following:

  • Promote diversity, equality and inclusiveness in their workplace and/or professional capacity
  • Engages in volunteer activities in the community
  • Supports fundraising efforts within the community
  • Promotes the development of leaders in and for our community

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Before beginning this form, please read the Award Criteria.

You will be asked to provide detail on how your nominee meets the award criteria. This information may be entered directly into this online form or you may upload a document. Please prepare this information/document before beginning this form.

NOTE: Self-nomination is both allowed and encouraged.

Business & Community Excellence Awards Nomination

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Specific Award Criteria

A Little Bit of Fine Print

Awards may be given in one or more of the following categories. At its discretion, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation may consider nominations in category(s) other than the one(s) indicated on the nomination form. Award categories subject to change.