2022 Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan Nominations

This September, the Chamber EDC and its Celebrate Bismarck Mandan Ad Hoc Committee will honor local celebrities and businesses at the 18th annual Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan Award Ceremony!

*We will be accepting nominations for the following awards from now until Friday, July 8th!*
Golden Eagle Award
The Golden Eagle will be awarded to a Chamber EDC member who has an active record of military support in the Bismarck-Mandan area. The purpose of the award is recognize those in support of the military through involvement and business interaction.⁣ | •‎‏‎ Please tell us how this business demonstrates support for the military. ⁣‎(Past Winners: Gate City Bank, Falkirk Mine, Starion Bank, Bismarck Senior Adults Program, Cloverdale Foods, Kupper Chevrolet, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck State College)
New Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Must be a member of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC | Any individual who serves as a majority owner and operates or bears principal responsibility for operating a small business | 3-year track record and no more than 7 years in business ‏‏‎| ‎• Please tell us how this business demonstrates… ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ a.) social responsibility ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ b.) community service/civic engagement. ‏‏‏‏‏‏ ‎(Past Winners Include: Karmin’s Kitchen, Grand Junction Grilled Subs, Critter Sitter, Glance Spa & Salon, Pirogue Grill, Lillian’s, Advanced Fleet Services, Silicon Plains)
Small Business of the Year Award
Must be a member of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC | Under 50 employees ‏‏‎ ‎|‎ ‏‏‎‎ • Please tell us how this company demonstrates… ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ a.) social responsibility ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ b.) community service/civic engagement ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ c.) growth in employees/opportunities ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ d.) increase in sales and/or unit volume. ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏(Past Winners of “Small Business Person of the Year” Include: Lonna Brooks - Terry’s Health Products; Jason Sellers - Mattress Firm; Kari Weigel - Sylvan Learning; Dr. Aaron Moos - Verge Fitness; Jon Simmers - Bismarck Aero Center)
Large Business of the Year Award *NEW!*
Must be a member of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC | 51 employees or more ‏‏‎ ‎| ‏‏‎‎ • Please tell us how this company demonstrates… ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ a.) social responsibility ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ b.) community service/civic engagement ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ c.) growth in employees/opportunities ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ d.) increase in sales and/or unit volume.
Granite Award
***Awarded at Annual Dinner 2023*** Must be a Chamber EDC member the last 5 years or the last 5 years in business life | 50 years in business in Bismarck-Mandan (business may have changed ownership or name) | Must be involved in community activities. ‏‏‎ ‎(Past Winners Include: EMC Insurance, Big Boy Restaurant, Starion Bank, Eide Bailly LLP, Skeels Electric, Farm Credit Services of Mandan, Sanford Health, McQuade Distributing)
Women Owned Business of the Year Award *NEW!*
Must be a member of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC | Any individual who serves as a majority owner (51% or more) ‎• Please tell us how this company demonstrates… a.) social responsibility ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ b.) community service/civic engagement ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ c.) growth in employees/opportunities ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ d.) increase in sales and/or unit volume.
Service Award of the Year (One Individual Selected) *NEW!*
Business in which the employee works at must be a member of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC |‎ ‎• ‎Please tell us how the nominee… a.) Exemplifies values & morals of the company in which they are employed ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ b.) Has a “go-to” attitude ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ c.) is a “do-er” ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ d.) Gives a piece of mind to the entire company.