Business of the Year Award

Designed…to recognize an outstanding Gilroy Chamber of Commerce business member which has made a significant contribution to the community of Gilroy.

Purpose…identification and honoring of a successful business in order to enhance the business climate in Gilroy while encouraging other businesses to become role models in our community.

Eligibility…must have been operating for at least one (1) year and have a Gilroy address.

Selection Criteria…award will be given to the business that has demonstrated an extraordinary level Of excellence and success in such areas as: 1) management skills, 2) innovation, 3) personal commitment, community involvement and support, and 4) a contribution to the “entrepreneurial spirit.” The Citizen and Business Awards Committee will review the information submitted for each nominee and present their recommendation to the Chamber Board of Directors for final selection.

Categories…Separate awards will be presented in the Small and Large Business Categories. Final determination of the award recipients will be based on the completed nominations and supporting information received. Self-nominations are encouraged as are nominations from individuals who work for a Gilroy company.

IMPORTANT: Please note significant accomplishments. Up to two pages of support material may be attached to the form.

"Joining the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is one of the best business decisions I have made."

Anita Bedoya, Owner, Lapels Dry Cleaning

"While facing some delays opening our taphouse the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce intervened. Their creative approach to problem solving saved the day. The Chamber’s connections made a difference for us."

Ryan and Larissa Dickerson, Owners of Bitter Taphouse

"The Chamber has done a great job keeping me informed."

James Gargiulo, Spectrum Small Business Advisor

"We have been able to rely on the Chamber whenever we needed to be connected to people, resources and information."

Jaime Rosso, CEO, Rosso’s Furniture

"We have been actively involved in the Chamber for 20 years. We continue to stay involved because of the critical information they provide."

Bruce & Audrey Haller, Cafe 152 Bread Co.

"As a Gilroy Chamber of Commerce member, I’ve met more people, been able to give back to the community and be involved in decisions that affect our local economy."

Maria Cid, Farmers Insurance

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