In recognition of the outstanding entrepreneurs with an invaluable contribution to the growth and economic development of Cebu, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) annually holds the Grand Chamber Awards (GCA) and Fellowship Night that serves as a culminating activity of the month-long celebration of the Cebu Business Month in June.
The GCA and Fellowship Night annually recognizes exemplary Cebuano individuals, entrepreneurs, and families who have contributed excellent performance in their fields of business and applied ethical practices that reflect the ideal example of a Cebuano entrepreneur.
This year, the GCA and Fellowship Night will be held on June 30 at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.
There will be five (5) awards at stake – Entrepreneur of the Year, Socially Responsible Entrepreneur, Small Business Entrepreneur, Countryside Entrepreneur, and Young Entrepreneur.
Nominees for each category must have the following qualifications:
Entrepreneur of the Year – This award recognizes vital contributions of leaders and catalysts of change that built and sustained excellent businesses for at least ten (10) years in operation as of December 2018. The business in this category serves as a testament to the significant contribution to Cebu’s vibrant economy.
Socially Responsible Entrepreneur – This award recognizes an entrepreneur, that aside from doing business, make business responsive to the needs of the society, where sustainability is embedded into the core of business operations to create shared value for business and the community. The company must be in the industry for at least five (5) years.
Small Business Entrepreneur – This award recognizes a small business with gross sales which does not exceed to 60M in a year and has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments. The company must have been in operation for at least three (3) years as of December 2018.
Countryside Entrepreneur – This award recognizes an entrepreneur, doing business outside Metro Cebu (towns beyond Minglanilla in the south and Consolacion in the north), who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in his/her own field of business growth in the area where his business is located. The company must have been in operation for at least five (5) years as of December 2018.
Young Entrepreneur – This award recognizes an entrepreneur, less than 40 years old, who have demonstrated exceptional acumen and outstanding accomplishments in his field of business. The company must have been in operation for at least five (5) years as of December 2018.
Nominees must be the owner or manager of a private or a publicly listed company who is primarily responsible for the past and recent performance of a company. He or she must be an active member of top management for a company that has been in operation for at least five (5) years.
Most importantly, the nominee must have integrity in the area of business competition, practiced corporate social responsibility, demonstrated leadership, perseverance in the face of adversity and, lastly, showcased exceptional track record based on the company/business’ current financial performance.
Nominations are open to CCCI members and non-members. Self-nomination is encouraged.
Deadline for submission of nominations will be on May 20, 2019.
For further inquiries, you can call the Chamber and look for Ms. May Ybanez or Ms. Joy Segismar.