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Awards & Nominations

Business Awards 
Tuesday, May 23rd 12:00pm-1:30pm 

Acknowledging the achievements of local businesses. All of their performance, community impact, and customer care provided throughout the year matters! Please consider nominating a business worthy of one of the following titles.

These awards include SIX different categories: Administrative Professionals Award, Minority Business Award, Small Business Award, Community Impact Award, Pinnacle of Achievement, and Micro Enterprise Award (not nominated).

Nominations are now open, due May 11th at 5pm. Download the nomination packets here:
Annual Awards Banquet
January 2024, Time/Date TBD

Our 2022 Annual Awards have concluded! These awards include THREE different categories: Duke Energy Citizenship & Service, Ambassador of the Year, and Citizen of the Year.

Congratulations to all 2022 Winners!
View image gallery here: VIEW GALLERY

Nominations are closed.
NCDOL/Safety Awards 
Recently took place on April 19th 2023. 

In conjunction with the N.C. Department of Labor, we recognize local private and public firms that achieve and maintain good safety records. The program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety in the workplace by providing an incentive to employers and employees to maintain a safe and healthful workplace. Safety first, always! 

Nominations closed. Nominees chosen by the State.

Nomination Procedures & Rules

  • Complete the nomination form. You may choose to attach it as the cover page to accompany letters of explanation and/or recommendation or supporting documents.
  • All nominations must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked with the award name.  Mail by either certified USPS mail or hand-deliver to Vickie Jones, President/CEO at the Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce, 301 North Queen Street, Kinston, NC.
  • All nominations must be postmarked or delivered to the Chamber and given to a Chamber employee by the deadline date and time.
  • All nominations will be kept confidential.
  • The contact person listed on the nomination form will be notified if their nominee is chosen by the selection committee.  The contact person may or may not be involved in presenting the award.

Nomination Applications

Return completed nomination forms by the designated deadline per the nomination packet instructions or email completed nomination packets to

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