Annual Awards

2021 Award Nominations Are Now Being Accepted!

Our community has so many wonderful people and businesses who work to make our area better.  Each year, the Currituck Chamber of Commerce presents its annual awards for those special members making a difference.

Membership in good standing with the Currituck Chamber of Commerce is a requirement for all nominees, except Citizen of the Year.  However, membership is not required to be a nominator.

Those submitting nominations are encouraged to include letters of support and materials to enhance each nomination packet. The more information supplied in the nomination, the better the nominee’s chance of being selected for the award. The number of applications received is not what determines who receives the award – quality of the application is what matters.  You may and are encouraged to nominate your own business!

The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2021. Simply click below for each of the online applications.

For more information, please contact the Chamber at 252.435.9497 or juanita@currituckchamber.org.

We seek nominations from the community for these prestigious award recipients.
Awards are presented for the following:
Citizen of the Year Award

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce will recognize an outstanding local citizen who has made a notable contribution to the quality of life in the community.

Candidates for the Citizen of the Year Award will meet most of the criteria outlined below:
1. Candidates are selected for accomplishments not only in their field of endeavor, but also for accomplishments in community activities such as civic, commercial, military and religious.
2. The ideal candidate impacts organizations they are involved in through their dedication and passion to fulfill the mission of the organization.
3. The selected candidate has earned the respect of others through leadership grounded in sound moral character, offering encouragement to others and an honest belief in their potential for success.
4. The ideal candidate will possess a record of success that is an inspiration to the community.
5. The Award is not necessarily to be made to a person for his or her work during the immediate past year, but rather for what they have achieved during their lifetime.
6. Chamber membership is not required for this award.

Corporate Community Service Award

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce will recognize a Chamber member business/corporation that has made a notable contribution to the quality of life in the community. This could take the form of volunteering personal time by persons employed by the company and/or financial support by the company to those activities that enrich, protect or entertain the citizenry of the community.

Eligibility Criteria for the Currituck Chamber Corporate Community Service Award: 

The business must be a Currituck Chamber member in good standing.

The Corporate Community Service Award is given annually to the business that has been actively involved the community, volunteering and supporting charitable and worthy causes.

Most Attractive Business of the Year

Eligibility Criteria for the Currituck Chamber Most Attractive Business of the Year:

The business must be a Currituck Chamber member in good standing.

The business selected as Most Attractive will add to the aesthetic appearance of the community.

*Please submit a photo via email to juanita@currituckchamber.org.*

Nomination must also include a brief explanation of outstanding appearance.

Non-Profit of the Year

Eligibility Criteria for the Currituck Chamber Non-Profit of the Year:

The organization must be a Currituck Chamber member in good standing.

The Non-Profit of the Year is awarded to the non-profit organization which has demonstrated superior service to the citizens of the Chamber community.

Small Business of the Year

Eligibility Criteria for the Currituck Chamber Small Business of the Year: 

The business must be a Currituck Chamber member in good standing.

The Small Business of the Year award is presented annually to the small business who has demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial accomplishments through the following specific criteria:
(1) excellent business practices,
(2) customer service, and
(3) community involvement.

There are 2 awards in this category based on the number of employees, one for businesses with less than 10 employees and one for 10 or more employees.

We are delighted to welcome Currituck Travel & Tourism’s sponsorship of the following two awards:
Currituck County Travel & Tourism Individual Leadership Award
and
Currituck County Travel & Tourism Business of the Year Award.

We are delighted to welcome Currituck Travel & Tourism’s sponsorship of the Currituck County Travel & Tourism Individual Leadership Award.

Do you have an outstanding employee at your place of business you would like to recognize? Is it someone who provides excellent hospitality to visitors and sets a great example for the rest of your staff?

If so, you are invited to nominate your most outstanding employee for the 2021 Currituck County Tourism Individual Leadership Award. This award honors employees of tourism-related businesses in Currituck County who provide exemplary customer service and hospitality to visitors. Each business is invited to nominate one employee.

By nominating an employee from your business, you will not only recognize a valuable member of your staff, you will also promote your business and show your commitment to serving our visitors.

The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2021 and is open to all businesses in the travel and tourism industry located in Currituck County, NC.

We are delighted to welcome Currituck Travel & Tourism’s sponsorship of the Currituck County Travel & Tourism Business of the Year Award.

Do you know of an outstanding tourism related business that provides excellent customer service and hospitality to visitors and sets a standard for businesses in Currituck?

If so, you are invited to nominate an outstanding business for the 2021 Currituck County Tourism Business Leadership Award. By nominating a tourism related business, you will recognize a valuable member of the business community that should have its service and hospitality efforts for our visitors acknowledged and appreciated.

The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2021 and is open to all businesses in the travel and tourism industry located in Currituck County, NC.

A special thank you to our partners for their generous support.