Greater Beverly businesses will be recognized for the following criteria:
Large Business of the Year (25+ Employees): A local business with a record of longevity, stability, and success that demonstrates community consciousness with civic/community involvement
Small Business of the Year (-25 Employees): A local business with a record of longevity, stability, and success that demonstrates community consciousness with civic/community involvement
Business Person of the Year: A local business person who has a strong sense of integrity; demonstrates excellence in business practices, and has a strong sense of social responsibility to the community.
Family Business of the Year: A local family business that has a unified vision, is innovative, and wants the business to thrive from one generation to the next.
Emerging Leader: (Between the ages of 19-35): A person who is self assured; persists in the face of resistance; prefers to forge their own path; and is driven and passionate about their business and the community.
Non Profit Business of the Year: A local business that recognizes the importance of providing resources and exceptional services to the people they serve in the community. They lead by example and practice servant leadership skills within their organization
Citizen of the Year: Awarded to an individual or municipal employee that has provided outstanding service, leadership, ethics and/or courage for the betterment of the entire community in their respective town/city.
Sole Proprietor: A one person business in which the owner produces independently with his own capital and assumes all the risk ownership; has a strong business acumen, and possesses solid communication and strategic planning skills. This sole proprietor has demonstrated business growth or a high level of success.