• 2024 PACC Annual Awards & ATHENA Celebration

    Presented by OhioHealth and Competitive Edge HR

                           

    The most anticipated Chamber event of the year, this celebration highlights the successes of our businesses, organizations, and leaders with the presentation of the the Pickerington Area Chamber Business Awards: Rising Star, Business Diversity, Nonprofit of the Year, and Business of the Year, as well as the Pickerington Area Chamber ATHENA Awards: ATHENA Leadership and Emerging ATHENA awards. Join us as we raise a glass to the companies, organizations, members, and volunteers who partner with us to be the voice of business, create jobs, mentor the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs, and help our members thrive! Learn more about the event!


  • Business of the Year Award Criteria and Nomination Form Business of the Year Award Criteria and Nomination Form

    The Business of the Year Awards are given to businesses which have contributed to the economic vitality and demonstrated an unusual faith in the future business climate of the Pickerington Area. The business must have operated for at least five years and be a member in good standing of the Pickerington Area Chamber. 

    Nominees must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following:

    • Exceptional growth through creation of additional jobs, expansion of facilities, or increased revenue.
    • Created a new dimension to the existing business.
    • Business focuses on purchasing goods and services locally where possible.
    • Business owner(s) or upper management has an excellent working relationship with their employees.
    • Business with a reputation for integrity and exemplary customer service in the community.
    • Business, its owners, and/or its employee(s) participate, support, and/or volunteer in community activities.
    • Business had a positive influence and impact on the area business community.
       

    Complete the Business of the Year Award Nomination Form (Click Here).

    Rising Star Award Criteria and Nomination Form Rising Star Award Criteria and Nomination Form

    The Rising Star Awards are given to businesses which have contributed to the economic vitality and demonstrated an unusual faith in the future business climate of the Pickerington Area.  The business must have operated for fewer than five years and be a member in good standing of the Pickerington Area Chamber.

    Nominees must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following:

    • Demonstrate a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, level of creativity, and determination to be successful.
    • New and innovative approaches/initiatives used in order to benefit the business and/or its customers.
    • Business focuses on purchasing goods and services locally where possible.
    • Business owner(s) or upper management has an excellent working relationship with their employees.
    • Business with a reputation for integrity and exemplary customer service in the community.
    • Business, its owners, and/or its employee(s) participate, support, and/or volunteer in community activities.
    • Have a positive influence and impact on the area business community.
       

    Complete the Rising Star Award Nomination Form (Click Here).

    The Diversity Champion Award acknowledges the exceptional efforts of area businesses/organizations/institutions whose visible efforts foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in the Pickerington/Violet Township community. The nominee must be a member in good standing of the Pickerington Area Chamber. 

    Nominees must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following:

    • Promotes diversity.
    • Demonstrates measurable achievements in moving their own business/organization toward being a diverse and inclusive operation.
    • Demonstrates emerging or sustained commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism by documented efforts within their company/organization and/or the community.
    • Displays evidence of substantial efforts to promote a community/working environment that is free from bias and discrimination.
    • Made substantial contributions (by individual/business/organization) toward advancing diversity and inclusion.
       

    Complete the Diversity Champion Award Nomination Form (Click Here).

    Nonprofit of the Year Award Criteria and Nomination Form Nonprofit of the Year Award Criteria and Nomination Form

    The Nonprofit of the Year Award is given to an organization which has provided outstanding service to the Pickerington/Violet Township Communities, demonstrated sound management practices and exceptional leadership. The organization must have operated for at least three years and be a member in good standing of the Pickerington Area Chamber.

    Nominees must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following:

    • Be an active 501(c) organization.
    • Shown exemplary support to Fairfield Co./Pickerington/Violet Township through contributions to and support of the community while adhering to the nonprofit’s mission statement.
    • Have a positive influence and impact for the citizens of Fairfield Co., with additional consideration for those who impact the Pickerington/Violet Township community.
    • The mission/objective/goals of the organization reflect a community need.
    • The organization has a reputation for integrity in its dealings with clients, volunteers, staff, or other individual/groups.
    • Maintained fiscal responsibility with quantitative results of initiative.
       

    Complete the Non-Profit of the Year Award Nomination Form (Click Here).

    ATHENA Leadership Award Criteria and Nomination Form ATHENA Leadership Award Criteria and Nomination Form

    The ATHENA Nominees are Women or Men leaders who meet each of the following criteria:

    • Is a member in good standing of the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce (all employees of the member company are also eligible)
    • Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in her/his business or profession
    • Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her/his community
    • Clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally


     ATHENA Award Nominees may represent either the profit or nonprofit sector

    Complete the ATHENA Leadership Award Nomination Form (Click Here).

    ATHENA Emerging Leader Award Criteria and Nomination Form ATHENA Emerging Leader Award Criteria and Nomination Form

    The ATHENA Emerging Leader Nominee is a leader who meets each of the following criteria:

    • Is a member in good standing of the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce (all employees of the member company are also eligible)
    • Is between the ages of 21-39 (Young Professional)
    • Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession
    • Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
    • Clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally


    ATHENA Award Nominees may represent either the profit or nonprofit sector. 

    Complete ATHENA Emerging Leader Award Nomination Form (Click Here).