Award Nomination Forms

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce recognizes the contributions local citizens and businesses make in order to improve our community’s the quality of life. Anyone can nominate an individual or business for a breakfast award, the Gilroy Hall of Fame, or our Annual Spice of Life Awards (Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, etc.) Click on one of the categories below to see a description of the award along with a nomination form.

GILROY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY AWARDS

Nob Hill Award for Outstanding Service

  • Presented at the monthly Breakfast Club meeting to a citizen, group, business or organization or outstanding involvement in the Gilroy community
  • Established by Nob Hill Foods in 1979 to encourage community involvement

“High 5” Youth Award

  • Presented monthly to young people making a difference in the local community

Customer Service Counts Award

Presented monthly at our Chamber Breakfast to a local employee or volunteer who:

  • Displays pride in their job or volunteer position
  • Provides exceptional and helpful assistance
  • Demonstrates a friendly demeanor

Business Beautification Award

  • Recognizes business improvement efforts that generate pride in our community

SPICE OF LIFE AWARDS

Man of the Year Award

  • Acknowledges an individual with a history of unselfish service to the local community

2021 Winner: Roland Velasco

Woman of the Year Award

  • Acknowledges an individual who has contributed to Gilroy’s welfare and betterment

2021 Winner: Dr. Deborah Flores

Young Professional/Emerging Leader of the Year Award

  • Recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of a highly motivated, emerging leader(s) within our community

2021 Winner: Chef Carlos Pineda

Large Business of the Year Award

  • Recognizes an outstanding Gilroy Chamber of Commerce business member (with 26 or more employees) that has made a significant contribution to the community of Gilroy

2021 Winner: Alpine Landscapes

Small Business of the Year Award

  • Recognizes an outstanding Gilroy Chamber of Commerce business member (with 25 or fewer employees) that has demonstrated an extraordinary level of excellence and success

2021 Winner: Bracco’s Towing and Transport

Gilroy Educator of the Year Award

  • Recognizes an individual who has enhanced the learning experience in Gilroy

2021 Winners: Leadership Gilroy and Teri Mikkielsen

Non-Profit of the Year Award

  • Recognizes a community non-profit organization that has made a significant contribution to the health and livability of the Gilroy community

2021 Winner: Operation Freedom Paws

Firman B. Voohries Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Gives special recognition to an Chamber of Commerce volunteer who has performed above and beyond the call of duty, and who has contributed to furthering the mission of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce

2021 Winners: Maria Cid and Jorge Mendoza

Susan Valenta Youth Leadership Award

  • Awarded to young leaders in the community who inspire others through their service and dedication

2021 Winner: Danielle Russell