• 2019 "Best in the Biz" Awards Overview

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  • Overview

    As the region’s premier business organization with a mission to advance economic prosperity for Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend, the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce finds it important to acknowledge and recognize those who exemplify excellence in business.  Business excellence drives economic growth and elevates our region, making it a better place for everyone to do business, work and live.  The 2019 "Best in the Biz" Awards for Coastal Bend Business Excellence will recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary planning, overall performance and community involvement throughout the year.  

    Nominations for the 2019 "Best in the Biz" Awards are currently being accepted.  The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019.  The ten awards we are currently seeking nominations for are: Henry Baldwin Award; Dora Cervera Mirabal Women's Leadership Award; Big, Small, Non-Profit and New Business of the Year; Military Veteran Entrepreneurship Award; Mano a Mano Legacy Award; Leadership Corpus Christi Servant Leader Award; and the Spirit of the Chamber Foundation Award.  To view the description, past recipients and qualifying criteria for each award (along with a link to the award-specific nomination form), click here!

    We invite you to nominate the businesses, organizations, and individuals who you feel exemplify the 2019 "Best in the Biz" Award categories.  You may submit a nomination for each category or just those that interest you.  There is a form specific to each award category that must be completed; an individual may submit one nomination, per award category for consideration.  Self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged.

    Award Eligibility & Criteria

    The qualifying criteria for each award, including information on those that require nominees to be a current member of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, is listed with the award category descriptions on the 2019 "Best in the Biz" Awards Nomination page.  

    You do not need to be a member of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce in order to submit an award nomination but must reside in the Coastal Bend area served by the Chamber.  

    An individual may submit one nomination, per award category for consideration. If an individual submits multiple nominations for the same award category, their initial submission will be accepted and subsequent nominations for the same award category will be void.

    When submitting a nomination, you must provide your name and contact information.  Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

    Previous winners from an award category are not eligible for subsequent nominations in that same category for a three-year period.  If a previous winner receives a nomination, the nominator will be notified of their ineligibility.

    How to Nominate & Nomination Deadline

    To nominate a deserving business, organization or individual for a 2019 "Best in the Biz" Award, simply complete the form linked beneath the award of interest on the nomination page.  After completing the form via the online tool, click the "Submit Nomination" button provided to submit your nomination to the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce.  Please note, there is a separate nomination form for each award category; please ensure you complete the correct form for the award you are submitting a nomination for.

    Once you begin a nomination form, there is not an option to save it and return for completion at a later date.  Please plan to fully complete a nomination form once starting it.

    We cannot guarantee incomplete nominations will be sufficiently evaluated. If needed, please make an appointment with a Chamber staff member for assistance completing the form.

    Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, and must be submitted online.

    After the Nomination Process

    After the nomination deadline, a selection committee comprised of Chamber board members, past award recipients, and community leaders will review all nominations to determine the qualifying nominees and finalists for each award category.  Committee members are selected for their business acumen and experience handling discrete information; they faithfully adhere to the highest standard of confidentiality.

    The Chamber will announce the 2019 "Best in the Biz" Award Finalists via email, on the unitedccchamber.com website, and through social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) no later than Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  Chamber members and the Coastal Bend business community will then have two weeks to cast their vote for a winner in each award category.

    The 2019 awards will be presented in the early part of 2020 at the Chamber's annual "Best in the Biz" Awards Presentation & Gala.  All award finalists are strongly encouraged to attend.  Stay tuned for event details including the date and location.


    If you have any questions regarding the nomination process and/or the "Best in the Biz" event, please contact Gargi Bhowal at (361) 881-1800 or gargi@unitedccchamber.com.