Each year the Robins Regional Chamber recognizes excellence in its business community by awarding Business Excellence Awards to deserving recipients during the annual Pinnacle Awards, sponsored by Cox Communications, in the first quarter of the year.

The finalists for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards are:

  • 1st Class Cleaning Service
  • Clean Control
  • Gottwals Books
  • Ocmulgee, Inc.
  • Rigby’s Entertainment Complex
  • Total Computer Solutions
  • Uncle Maddio’s Pizza

A volunteer committee reviews and evaluates all submitted applications. Applications are scored and selected using a point system based on the following criteria:

Staying Power – A demonstrated solid business practice that promotes consumer confidence.
Commitment to Local Economy – A commitment to the local/regional economy.
Sustainability – Demonstration of increase in financial growth.
Business Integrity – Demonstration of ethical business practices.
Adaptation – An illustration of the creativity and imagination of the nominated business.
Response to Challenges – The ability to overcome challenges in which your business has been given.
Community Contribution – Company involvement/contributions in community service activities or civic organizations.
Leadership – Community engagement through leadership.

In order to be eligible for consideration nominees must be a privately-owned, for-profit entity and a Chamber member in good standing. Previous nominees are eligible for consideration; however, a new nomination must be submitted for the current Chamber year. Nominations may not be carried forward from the previous year.
2017 Chamber Board Chairman, Michael Chalmers, had this to say: “The businesses nominated for this year’s business of the year represent the passion and vibrancy of the business community in the Robins Region. We are thrilled at the caliber of nominees and congratulate each of them on this outstanding achievement.
With the number of business nominated this year, we are pleased to be able to recognize businesses in multiple categories. The ability to expand these categories is a testament to the dedication of the many entrepreneurs who work tirelessly to add value and give back to our community.”

The Pinnacle Awards, sponsored by Cox Communications, will be held on Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Warner Robins. The evening’s program consists of the Leadership Robins Region graduation ceremony and several annual awards including the Business Excellence Awards, Robins Regional Rockstars sponsored by Spherion Staffing, Chamber Champion, Ambassador of the Year, Government Service Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

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