Apply Now for 2017 Augusta's Entrepreneur Award

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Applications for the 2017 Augusta's Entrepreneur award, presented by South State Bank, are now being accepted. The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce "Augusta's Entrepreneur" award recognizes an entrepreneur who has distinguished themselves not only by their success in business, but also by their creativity, innovative spirit and community involvement.

Entrepreneurs must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

• Owner, partner or major shareholder of the business, and active in its day-to-day operations

• The business must be a member of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce at the time the award is presented

• The business must be financially stable and operational for a minimum of 12 months

Eligible applicants will be judged on the following:

• Use of unique and innovative business development practices/models

• Business growth and performance

• Community image, impact, involvement and contribution

• Operational excellence

The 2017 Augusta’s Entrepreneur will be recognized on December 7 at the Chamber’s Member Economic
Luncheon. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Russ Krueger, a recipient of USA Today's Ernst &
Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® award. Russ is the founder/leader of Ocozzio, a national brand and
marketing solutions company. Ocozzio is headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, and has clients located in
over 35 states.

Visit augustametrochamber.com/events/browse-other-programs to fill out an online application.
Deadline to apply is November 3, 2017. Applications are also available for download on the Chamber’s
website. Completed applications must be received via mail, fax or email by Friday, November 3 to be
eligible.

Submit applications to:

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

Attn: Sabrina Balthrop

P. O. Box 1837

Augusta, GA 30903

Phone: (706) 821-1300 Fax: (706) 821-1330

Email: sabrina.balthrop@augustametrochamber.com