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Nominations Are Officially Open for the 2021 Bizzy Awards

March 1, 2021 | Monroe County, PA – The Pocono Chamber of Commerce (PCC) is proud to announce that the nomination process for the 2021 Bizzy Awards is now open to the Pocono Chamber Membership. The Chamber is actively seeking to promote businesses within the ever-growing and bustling Pocono Region by encouraging them to participate in this year’s Bizzy Awards!  
 
The Bizzy Awards are a Hollywood Academy Awards-style competition between Pocono Chamber of Commerce member businesses in Northeast Pennsylvania. Chamber members are encouraged to nominate their business into their selective Bizzy Awards Categories, businesses are welcome and encouraged to enter multiple categories.
 
Pocono Chamber businesses are invited to enter now online at www.PoconoChamber.org! The 2021 nominations will be accepted now through Friday, May 28th. A full listing of the Bizzy Awards rules can be found at www.BizzyAwards.com/rules.
 
“Since 2006, The Bizzy Awards have been an annual tradition of recognizing our businesses for their achievements in a variety of categories. We look forward to another great competition this year, and I encourage all businesses to give it a try”, said George Roberts, of George Roberts TV Productions.
 
The 2021 categories are as listed…
 
 
  • Best Overall Business – For excellence in every aspect of your business. Explain how you excel with customers, employees, community contributions, and marketing.
  • Best Tiny, But Mighty Business – For businesses with up to 5 employees. Explain what your business has done in the past year that makes you a leader in your field.
  • Best Small Business – For businesses with 6 to 50 employees. Explain what your business has done in the past year that makes you a leader in your field.
  • Best Large Business – For businesses with over 50 employees. Explain what your business has done in the past year that makes you a leader in your field.
  • Best New Business – For businesses that have opened within the past 3 years. Explain what your business is and give examples as to what makes it different than other similar businesses.
  • Best Interior Design – For excellence in the design of a lobby, office, etc. Explain what you did, why you did it, and how you liked the results. Submit photographs representing your work.
  • Best Curb Side Appeal – For excellence in the exterior of your building including upkeep of your facility, use of plants and gardening, and overall appearance from the street in front of your building. Explain why your business has excellent curbside appeal. Submit pictures for review.
  • Best Business Logo – Explain how your logo delivers a message that creates confidence in your brand while differentiating between you and your competitors. Include a copy of your logo. Logos judged on creativity, business representation, and design.
  • Best Business Card Design – For excellence in business card designs that show creative thought and talent. Explain the reason for your design and why it is a good representation of your company. Include a copy of your business card.
  • Best Restaurant – For excellence in hospitality, culinary excellence, and atmosphere. Explain why your establishment should be considered as the top in its field.
  • Best Non-Profit – For 501 (c) (3) designated businesses. Explain what your business has done in the past year that makes you a leading non-profit.
  • Best Outdoor Recreational Business – For excellence in a recreational outdoor activity. Explain what makes your business the best in the industry.
  • Best “Rockstar” Employee: The Elisa Chase Award – Nominate an employee who went above and beyond to help your business excel. Include a reason for the nomination and that person’s picture.
  • Best Business Leader – Nominate the leader at your business. Explain what makes this person a good leader. Include that person’s picture.

 
After the nomination process is complete, the official voting ballot will be shared with the entire Pocono Chamber Membership. Chamber members will then vote for the business that they feel is most deserving of each award! The winners will be revealed at the televised 2021 Bizzy Award Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, September 23rd. To learn more about the Bizzy Awards please visit www.poconochamber.org.
 
The Pocono Chamber of Commerce would also like to once again recognize the 2020 Bizzy Award Winners: Off Your Rocker (Best Business Logo), Soundbar Entertainment (Best Business Card Design), Mountain View Vineyards (Best Curbside Appeal), Sortino’s Italian Kitchen at Kalahari Resort (Best Restaurant), Chris Barret, President and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (Best Business Leader), Pocono Services for Families and Children (Best Non-Profit), Verde Mantis at East Stroudsburg University (Best New Business), Bulldog Liquidators (Best Small Business), Barley Creek Brewing Company (Best Overall Business), and Glen Lippincott, Director of Small Group Activities for the Valor Clinic Foundation (Best Rockstar Employee: The Elisa Chase Award). The 2020 Bizzy Awards Ceremony is available for playback HERE (https://youtu.be/p-mECpfQ5Y0).  
 
The Pocono Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to act as a unified voice of business dedicated to the prosperity of all commerce leading to the enhancement of the quality of life in our region and surrounding area. The PCC faces relevant business issues each day and supports sustainable economic growth consistent with the best interest of the community. The Pocono Chamber of Commerce welcomes both small and large businesses to join the Chamber to make the Pocono region prosper.
 
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