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Business Excellence Awards



Excellence is a way of life in Greater Omaha – earned not given – and it should be celebrated! 

Help us honor the hardworking businesses and nonprofits whose contributions elevate our region and make it a better place for everyone to do business, work and live.

Our volunteer selection committee will select the best of the best to be recognized with a Business Excellence Award. Each of the award winners will be celebrated on May 9.

Winners will be recognized for their superior work in the areas of: 

Changing the establishment by introducing something better is no easy process, but it’s what true innovators live for. Those recognized for Excellence in Innovation have made innovation part of their everyday ‘routine’ and provide tangible benefits through their work.

Excellence in Leadership recognizes those who have a strong vision for the future, a dedication to the betterment of their organizations and our community and a passion for developing others.

Organizations, small and large, with a philosophy of giving make a significant impact on the Omaha metropolitan community’s health and well-being. Recognition goes to those who go above and beyond to foster an environment of community improvement and support.

Businesses celebrating an anniversary of 25, 50, 75, 100, 125 or 150 years in business.

Award Details:

  1. Companies and individuals can nominate themselves or may be nominated by a third party.

  2. Nominations are scored by the members of the Business Excellence Awards Selection Committee, which is comprised of business leaders and past award recipients from the Greater Omaha area. Individual scores are kept confidential.

  3. All winning businesses or individuals are Greater Omaha Chamber members based in the Greater Omaha metropolitan area: Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington counties in Nebraska and Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa.

  4. Nominations will be accepted online from Jan. 3 - Feb. 10, 2017.

  5. Final Excellence Award winners will be notified by a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber staff and announced publicly through the news channels chosen by the Chamber and additionally recognized at a private reception.

  6. Contact Kristy Fortenbury with any questions.

2016 Award Winners 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands 
Body Basics Fitness Equipment 
Children’s Hospital and Medical Center 
DLR Group 
Farm Credit Services of America 
First National Bank 
Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa 
NEI Global Relocation 
OBI Creative 
The Omaha Home for Boys 
Partnership 4 Kids 
Project Harmony 
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue 
TAGG (Together A Greater Good)

2015 Small Business of the Year: Sun Valley Landscaping

The Business Excellence Awards sponsors are: Markel and United Republic Bank.




May 09 Business Excellence Awards

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