The Apopka Voice honored as the Innovative Business of the Year.
The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the recipients of their annual business and community leader awards.
Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year Awards are presented to the Chamber Member that best exemplifies a high degree of business insight, makes a contribution to the economic prosperity of the community and supports Chamber programs and civic endeavors.
John H. Land Community Impact Award is presented to an individual who best demonstrates effective leadership in the community, is active in Chamber functions and civic organizations, upholds traditional community values and makes significant contributions to Apopka community of time, talent, treasure and/or resources.
Chamber Rising Star Award is presented to an individual or a business that has been a Chamber member for two years or less, makes a significant contribution to the economic prosperity of the community and supports Chamber programs and civic endeavors.
New Member of the Year Award is presented to an individual or a business that joined in the current fiscal year and has demonstrated a commitment to the Chamber through volunteering, sponsoring or other Chamber engagement, and promotes the Chamber in the community.
Innovative Business of the Year Award is presented to an individual or business in the Apopka or Northwest Orange County area that demonstrates a commitment to using innovative strategies, processes, technologies or ideas to further business objectives and supports Chamber programs and civic endeavors.
Burnie Roberts Award is presented to an individual who has been a Chamber Member for a minimum of five years and is dedicated to working unselfishly and tirelessly on behalf of the Chamber.
Alice Alfano Torchbearer Award is presented to a woman in business who has left a legacy of leadership, or a woman who is working to inspire other women in business. This Award was created in 2014 to honor Alice Alfano’s leadership and dedication to the community. The first award of its kind was bestowed posthumously and accepted by Alice’s husband, Fred.
The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing business and community leaders for decades but has only recently broadened the recognition to include the honors announced today.
In total, the Chamber bestows eight business awards and also recognize the Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year. The police and fire honorees are selected by the Apopka Police and Fire Departments. At the Chairman’s discretion, a ninth Chamber award, “The Chairman’s Award” may be presented as a way for the Chamber Board Chairman to acknowledge an outstanding member for his or her contributions.
Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of Chamber staff, Chamber Board members and Chamber members at large and will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Black Tie Gala in June.