Business of the Year:
The 2018 Business of the Year honors go to the local business that has made significant contributions to the community or has served Baker County in exceptional ways over a number of years. Candidates must maintain successful, best business practices, be domiciled in the Baker County area, provide support and participation in community events, and demonstrate innovation and job creation in their business.
Service Organization of the Year:
This annual Baker County award was established to honor selected groups or organizations for their dedication in serving and promoting Baker County through volunteer contributions to a project, program or ongoing activity that has impacted the quality of life in Baker County, provided leadership over a period of years, thereby contributing to the county’s character, and/or made a valuable contribution that has enhanced the quality of life for residents of Baker County.
This may include exceptional outcomes in property rehabilitation, residential, recreational, or commercial area beautifications, preservation of clean, safe neighborhoods, or other environmental improvements within the county.
Entrepreneur of the Year:
Entrepreneurs are as much about their story as they are about their balance sheet. Their stories will be rich in anecdotes of seized opportunity and overcoming challenging obstacles. Most of all, this entrepreneur will be a beacon of inspiration to people regardless of industry. They will have opened/founded a new business between January 1st, 2015 and December 1st, 2018.