Awards for Excellence Nomination
Thank you for your interest in the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) Awards for Excellence competition. This nomination application must be completed and returned by the May 12, 2017 deadline. You can nominate your own company or another organization.
This is a two-step process. All nominated companies are subject to the rules stated below and will be required to complete our information form that will be used for judging. Nominees will be contacted by our events team at a later date. Certain information is required in the second step in order to qualify. This information is different for each award category. Before completing this online nomination, take the time to carefully read the following rules and description of each category. Good luck, and we hope to see you at this year’s Awards for Excellence event!
Nominees must be New Jersey Business & Industry Association members who have paid their dues in full. If you wish to inquire about the membership status of a nominee, call NJBIA’s Kim Cowperthwait at 609-858-9480.
The nominator may be a representative of any private or public organization. A company may be nominated in more than one award category.
All questions must be answered and required documentation submitted. Nominations that don’t include this documentation will not qualify for the judging. Documentation must be sufficient to support the questions. All nomination application forms and all appropriate documentation must be received by NJBIA on or before May 12, 2017.
A company that has won this award previously may not submit a new nomination in the same category for three years.
About the Business Success Award
The Business Success Award is presented annually to companies that have contributed to the state’s economic growth through the success of their businesses.
Nominees can be any company that has:
Enhanced productivity (i.e., made improvements to their processes and operations that have significantly increased productivity or output)
Significantly increased sales and revenues
Modified operations to increase its competitiveness, and/or created significant numbers of new jobs within the last three years.
About the Community Service Award
The Community Service Award is presented annually to a company or organization for outstanding service in the public interest. The nominee is recognized for committed leadership in finding solutions to pressing social or economic problems in their communities or in the state as a whole that goes beyond their corporate donations.
Throughout New Jersey’s history, employers have dedicated their organization’s resources to finding solutions to community problems. The hallmark of their actions has been the desire to give back to their communities and to serve the public interest. Nominees can be any NJBIA member whose contributions to community service have yielded real solutions to real problems. However, the nominated activity should be outside of the nominee’s normal business operations and the nominee should not profit from that activity.
About the Environmental Quality Award
The Environmental Quality Award is presented to a company that has done outstanding work to preserve or enhance the quality of the state’s environment.
New Jersey businesses are at the forefront of developing and implementing green, state-of-the-art, and energy-efficient technologies. They are bringing innovative green technologies to the marketplace, implementing new ways to save energy, develop products, and live and operate sustainably. These actions strengthen our economy and help build a low-carbon future while bringing a unique vision for addressing complex environmental issues and creating a culture of environmental sustainability. Nominees for this award can be any NJBIA member company whose actions improved the quality of the environment by implementing one or more of these aforementioned projects or practices.
About the Outstanding Employer Award
The Outstanding Employer Award is presented annually to a company that has demonstrated a creative and forward-looking approach to managing their human resources, helping to make NJ a great place to work.
Due to changing demographics, growing competition and advancing technology, employers today are faced with enormous challenges in managing their human resources. Nominees should serve as models for other companies in meeting those challenges. These activities might include workplace safety programs, helping employees improve their skills and advance their careers, dealing creatively with changes relating to an increasingly diverse workforce and creating innovative benefits programs or support services for their workers.
This year’s winners will be honored at an awards luncheon later in the year. The winners will be given prominent recognition in NJBIA’s magazine, New Jersey Business, which is read by over 114,000 top executives across the state and in its daily news service, New Jersey Business Today. A news release announcing the winners will also be sent to media statewide. If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Lisa Figatner at 609-858-9483.