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Annual Gala Awards



2016 Annual Gala Award Winners: First National Bank, Nothing Bundt Cakes Mission, Dale Warman, Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop, Jennifer Pantoja & Kevin Wright

The Annual Gala Awards recognize businesses and individuals in the NEJC Chamber who have made a positive and lasting impact in our community.

Cast your ballot below & join us to celebrate the winners!

2017 NEJC Chamber Annual Gala “Fire & Ice” presented by Shawnee Mission Health

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park

Annual Gala Awards Voting

Please be a part of celebrating the success of your fellow members by voting for the nominees for new business, small business, corporate business, and volunteer of the year. Must be an NEJC Chamber member to vote.

  • Award Criteria: The Chamber’s mission statement is “helping small businesses grow”, and this award recognizes a business that has done just that. The company size must be under 25 employees and been in business for over 3 years. Their local generosity footprint should be significant to the community through time, talent or treasure.
  • * Indicates previous award winner (organization or individual) in any category.
  • Award Criteria: The size of the company if not a factor for this vote, must be in business/current ownership for less than 3 years. While being a new business, their willingness to engage in the community and in the Chamber has been noticed. While this company may be new to the area, their goals are to have long-lasting positive influence in the business community.
  • * Indicates previous award winner (organization or individual) in any category.
  • Award criteria: A Corporate Business is defined as one employing more than 25 people full-time. With a wide set of resources, this member shows to benefit the local community and the Chamber. It is important that the culture of the Corporate Business of the Year encourages education, generosity, and creativity.
  • * Indicates previous award winner (organization or individual) in any category.
  • Award Criteria: This person exhibits compassion for the events and programs offered by the NEJC Chamber. They are active in work and their community. They have served on at least one Chamber committee or been influential in another event. Having them as a member and volunteer is valuable to other members as well as the Chamber. They truly understand the mission statement of “helping small businesses grow”.
  • * Indicates previous award winner (organization or individual) in any category.
  • Your ballot will remain confidential. We just want to make sure you only vote one time!

  • Still confidential…but your organization must be a current member in good standing for you to vote.
  • You guessed it: Confidential! But, what if we need to get in touch with you?