The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce recognizes small and large businesses of the year in Salem and Roanoke County at our Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast. These businesses demonstrate an interest and involvement with the general community through support of area not-for-profits, community causes, business development activities and/or volunteering. They are in alignment with Chamber values by actively supporting the advancement of business in the community as well as active participation in the Chamber.

In addition, the Chamber recognizes a Citizen of the Year. This award goes to an individual, group of people or an entity. The recipient will have demonstrated interest and involvement in the regional community through support of area not-for-profits, community causes, business development activities and/or volunteering. The Citizen of the Year is someone or a group that has developed creative ways to help solve a community challenge. Chamber membership is not required to be eligible.

We invite you to submit your nominations for these awards between September 1st and September 30th. Final nominations will be voted upon by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce membership.  Winners will be announced during our Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast on January 28th, 2021.

Only one nomination in each category will be accepted per nominator. Please only nominate once for each category. 

Small Business of the Year

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Large Business of the Year

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Please Nominate a Citizen of the Year (Optional)

Please include any personal experience you’ve had with the nominee and their involvement in the community

Please provide your contact information

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