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Program Information & Nomination Form

As part of the Chamber’s goal to promote local businesses and help share local success stories, we are seeking nominations for businesses who have demonstrated outstanding innovation in product development, services, systems or strategies. Entries can be self nominations, or nominations of another business or of a non-profit organization. Nominees can be businesses who are focusing on innovation as an early-stage strategy, or have achieved a significant industry leadership position due to their focus on innovation.  Nominees can also represent innovative and creative ideas, partnerships, services or other examples of how Issaquah businesses/organizations are using creativity and new thinking to support the Issaquah community and our local economy.

Help us identify and recognize Issaquah's private sector and non-profit innovators! Using the below fields, please take 5-10 minutes to nominate a local business or non-profit in greater Issaquah and help us recognize and celebrate their contribution to our community and local economy.

Examples/Ideas worthy of Nominations
1. An innovative marketing strategy
2. A unique partnership with another business or non-profit
3. The identification and tapping of a new market niche
4. A new method to enhance customer service
5. A new business concept, product or service that could become a regional or industry leader and brings positive exposure to the Issaquah community


Why Apply?
• Gain visibility and recognition for the business/organization (all nominees will be highlighted).

• All nominees will be showcased on the Chamber’s media platforms in February, 2014.

• Winners for the top three (3) Innovators in Issaquah will be recognized at the February 13th Chamber Luncheon.

Criteria
Nominees must have a demonstrated at least a year's presence within and surrounding the Greater Issaquah community for at least a year.  Chamber membership is encouraged but not mandatory. Entries only accepted by private-sector, for-profit, non-profit or not-for profit entities. All entries will be reviewed by an independent panel appointed by the Chamber’s Executive Committee. Decisions rest exclusively with the panel and the Chamber. Application deadline is 5:00pm on February 4th, 2014.




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NOMINATION FORM
Please limit responses to approximately 200 words per question
 

Name of Business/Organization Being Nominated*
How is Nominee an Innovator? (I.e, please describe the nominee's strategy and/or achievements within its industry or sector that warrant recognition as an leading local innovator). .*
How did the organization develop this capacity/strategy/strength to achieve this innovation focus or success?
How Has Nominee Brought (or Will Bring) Positive Attention to the Issaquah Community through its Innovation?*
Overall, Why Do You Think the Nominee Deserves to Be Recognized as a Leading Innovator in Our Community?
Please provide your name, your email, and your phone number*

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