ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce will be presenting ABBY Awards in ten different categories at the Annual ABBY Awards Ceremony to be held on September 15, 2022. To be eligible to receive an award, businesses or organizations in the Aberdeen area must complete and submit an application to the Chamber by August 19, 2022.
Businesses/organizations can go online to download and complete applications on their own behalf by clicking HERE.
Or, if you prefer, call the Chamber at (605) 225-2860 and we can email the forms out to you.
To Nominate Someone:
If you would like to nominate a business or organization in any of the categories listed below, give us a call at (605) 225-2860 or email: email@example.com
and provide us with your nominee’s name and contact information. We will do the rest!
Agribusiness Award: Exceptional performance in the development of agriculture in South Dakota or which relates to the agribusiness sector, including farming and ranching enterprises.
Bridge Builder Award: Exceptional performance in collaborating with community educational institutions and agencies to expand their workforce to include students, individuals with special needs, veterans and minority groups. The award recognizes a business that has taken the initiative to offer opportunities to an under-served workforce segment.
Community Involvement-Business: Exceptional performance in its support of arts and culture, sports, education, voluntary groups, and/or community service.
Community Involvement – Non Profit: A non-profit organization which demonstrates exceptional performance in its support of the community through arts and culture, sports, education, voluntary groups, and/or community service.
Customer Service – Retail: Exceptional performance in providing retail services (wholesale and retail trade, purchasing and distribution, transportation, professional services, communications, financial, etc.)
Customer Service – Service: Exceptional performance in providing services (wholesale and retail trade, purchasing and distribution, transportation, professional services, communications, financial, etc.)
Health and Wellness: Exceptional performance in providing healthcare services to the community; or a business/organization that internally encourages health/wellness of company through employee programs.
Manufacturing: Exceptional performance in producing manufactured goods. Judging considers the relative size and particular conditions of the business, and the usual evaluation criteria of profitability, growth, and stability.
Professional Services: Exceptional performance in providing a service. Judging considers the relative size and particular conditions of the business, as well as criteria of profitability, growth, and stability.
People’s Choice: A business or organization that demonstrates exceptional performance in its support of the community and increases community pride through their efforts. There is no application for this award. All applicants who apply for an ABBY award in any of the above categories are eligible for this award.
What is the Award Process?
Businesses/organizations may apply for awards in more than one category if the category applies to them. All applications are judged by Chamber and Economic Development professionals from across the United States. The People’s Choice Award is the only award judged locally. All those who submit applications will receive one free ticket to the event. Please call the Chamber at (605) 225-2860 with questions regarding the awards or process.