Excellence in Service
Awarded to a company that has provided steadfast customer and/or community service. Winners in this category have demonstrated dedication to service through innovative problem solving, management commitment, and embrace a public service orientation. May be public or private, not-for-profit or non-profit service based business.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has made a career of successful entrepreneurial endeavors, by founding, building and leading profitable and dynamic businesses. They have inspired others withtheir vision, leadership, and achievement. They have demonstrated extraordinary success in business or technological innovation while exhibiting high ethical standards.
Company of the Year
Awarded to a company that has outstanding success in achieving its’ objectives, is a market leader, and demonstrates profitability and strong growth. The following is taken into consideration: technology or product development, maturity of product or business, growth in revenue or earnings, strong financial performance, number of customers and significant customers, attraction of outside investors, impact on community, emerging markets strategy, and new products launches.
Executive of the Year
Awarded to an outstanding senior executive who has a passion for working with the local community, has increased the profitability of his/her company, and often has strengthened its market presence. He/she has demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of product or service, development and benefits, team management and guidance, and overall community service.
Awarded to an individual for outstanding leadership or innovations in our local South Coast business or technology community over a long period of time. He/she has been a visionary leader, and has played a critical role in driving their company or companies towards innovative goals. This individual has made a substantial long-term impact on business and/or society.