Award Nomination Rules
The Business Excellence Award was created to honor the excellence and success of the Coral Springs businesses that have contributed to the economic vitality of the city and to formally recognize their hard work.
Note: This recognition is characterized as symbolic in nature and carries it with no encumbrances or promises of special consideration in other business dealing with the City of Coral Springs, but should be regarded as a special honor of gratitude on the part of the city and the citizens of Coral Springs.
NOMINATE A BUSINESS:
Anyone is eligible to make a nomination including business owners, employees, and citizens. To nominate a business, an online form must be completed and submitted to the Economic Development Office.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The nominated business must be located within the municipal boundaries of the City of Coral Springs, meet the award criteria and rules, be a registered business with the city, and have no outstanding taxes or license fees due to the city.
Application Deadline: February 26, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Award Notification: March 2021
Award Presentation: May 5, 2021 City Commission Meeting
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST:
No purchase is necessary to participate in the Business Excellence Award Contest. The Contest is comprised of two (2) phases and Entrants will be required to submit the reasons why the nominated business deserves to be the “2021 Business Excellence Award” Winner. Contest judging will be by the Economic Development Office.
- Phase I: How to Nominate for Submission:
To Nominate: Those wishing to nominate a business should go to CoralSpringsEDO.com during the Contest Period and follow the instructions to submit a nomination to the Economic Development Office. The individual nominating the businesses will be asked to briefly detail the reasons the business they have nominated should win.
Nomination Limit: Multiple nominations for individual business will be accepted and taken into considerations during judging. However, an individual may submit only one (1) submission per business during the Contest Period.
Submission Review: Each submitted nomination will be reviewed by the Economic Development Office staff members to make sure all requirements are met. If a submission does not meet all the requirements, the Economic Development Office will contact the nominator to fix any issues. Submissions that do not adhere to the requirements or are deemed inappropriate may be disqualified or removed from the Contest.
- Phase II: Selection and Announcement of Finalist(s) / Winner(s):
In February 2021, the Economic Development Office will judge and rate all eligible submissions in accordance with the criteria as stated below. The nominated businesses whose submission received the highest rating will be deemed to be the winner. All decisions are final. In March 2021, businesses and individuals who are selected will receive a Business Excellence Award Plaque and will be formally presented by the Mayor at a regularly scheduled Coral Springs City Commission meeting. Additionally, the winner(s) will receive acknowledgment in city’s publications, social media, and website.
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS CRITERIA:
- Large Company (50+ employees)
- Small Company (Under 49 employees)
- Company to Watch
- Legacy Award
- Heart of the Community
- Commissioners Award
- Past winners must wait three years before becoming eligible for the contest