Maryland Chamber Seeking Business Breakthrough Award Nominations

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2014 Business Breakthrough Awards. Nominate your business, or another deserving business, today. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 28.

In 2001, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, along with its local chamber and association partners, established a program to recognize the excellence in innovation, growth and entrepreneurial spirit of Maryland’s small businesses. Renamed the Maryland Business Breakthrough Awards in 2013, the recognition is presented based on company size, growth and innovation, competitiveness in the market and contributions to the community. Judging for the awards is done by representatives of Maryland’s business media.

Nominations are being accepted in five categories:

Nominees must be a member of the state or a local chamber of commerce or trade association, have a permanent business location with employee(s) in Maryland, and have been in operation for a minimum of two years.

Download the complete award criteria and a nomination form here

Sample Nomination: What kind of information should you include, and how should you structure your nomination? Here is a sample. UTZ Properties/UTZ Real Estate won the 2013 Business Breakthrough Award in the 1-10 employee category. Here is the company’s nomination packet (pdf).

If you’d like more information, or you are a Maryland Chamber member seeking the chamber’s support for your nomination, contact Greg Buckler at (410) 269-0642, (301) 261-2858 or





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