3 Ways a Business & Community Recognition Award Can Impact Your Business


3 Ways a Business & Community Recognition Award Can Impact Your Small Business

Nominations have opened for the 25th Annual Business & Community Recognition Awards Luncheon hosted by the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce on October 27th. Presented to local businesses, organizations and individuals, these awards create a positive impact in our business community. We invite you to nominate a colleague or business for our Business Leader or Business of the Year awards, or choose from one of ten additional categories in which you can self-nominate. Nominations are open now through October 7th. To access the nomination form, click here

As the trusted partner to the Pekin business community, we want to celebrate your achievements and help create a positive narrative for your business or organization!


An award from your local Chamber of Commerce creates a new layer of social proof. Your organization can showcase excellence in one of our ten self-nomination categories by sharing our 2022 Business & Community Recognition badge on social media and in a website footer. Social proof can continue to build trust and loyalty in your audience. 


Quality content gives you the opportunity to show consumers who you are as a business and what your brand represents. It’s more than just name recognition, it’s how well consumers understand the qualities that make your brand stand out among the competition in your industry. 

For example, the importance of community involvement is evident across all generations. When asked if community involvement is important, 96% of Millennials responded that it is important and 97% of Non-Millennials agreed. Through a Business & Community Recognition Award, your brand can show a dedication to the community where your consumers live and work.


 According to a recent study, 87% of Gen Z considered workplace diversity, equity and inclusion "very important". Gen Z’s desire for a more inclusive workplace may stem from the fact that in 2021, nearly half of young workers felt discriminated against. As a result, over one third of Gen Zers seeking employment have chosen not to apply to a place of work out of fear of not being accepted because of their race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 


Ready to nominate? Begin your submission now! 

The 2022 Community Business & Recognition Awards are presented by: 





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