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Each year, the Chamber recognizes Member businesses across five different categories for their staying power, commitment to the Mohawk Valley region, and Greater Utica Chamber involvement. Nominees must be a current Chamber Member in good standing, and members may also nominate themselves using this form. Current members with representation on our Board of Directors are not eligible. Previous winners of a Business of the Year Award, may not be nominated again until five years after their win. For a list of previous winners, please click here. Not sure if your nominee is a member? Click here to browse members by category.


Awards will be presented to one company/organization in each of the following categories, at a luncheon ceremony on Thursday, December 8th at Hart’s Hill Inn:


  • For-Profit Business with fifty or fewer employees
  • For-Profit Business with more than fifty employees
  • Not-for-Profit Organization with fifty or fewer employees
  • Not-for-Profit Organization with more than fifty employees
  • Catalyst Rising Business Award (in business for five years or less)

Nominations close on September 1, 2022