By: Bend Chamber EVP Programs & Events Robin Rogers
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs, the Bend Chamber SAGE Business Awards celebrate our region’s most innovative businesses, nonprofit organizations and citizens.
Participation in the awards process elevates your company’s brand awareness through exposure to entrepreneurs, sponsors, judges and guests. This heightened awareness could have the potential to lead to new customers, alliances or other growth opportunities. The program credentials you to your customers and gives you the opportunity to celebrate achievements and publicly recognize the contributions of the team who made it possible.
SAGE Business Awards finalists and winners receive great publicity in and beyond their communities, which contributes to valuable network building.
Award criteria is based on more than just numbers, it’s about a balanced scorecard. Awards are given to businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, risk and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
The award winners are selected in a number of industry categories by a panel of independent judges, including previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, business owners and other regional leaders. Businesses and organizations may nominate themselves or be nominated by peers and other business leaders.
Join us in recognizing and celebrating businesses and individuals who have distinguished themselves by fostering growth, innovation, community service and excellence in their sectors.
All nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 1. Winners will be announced at the 27th annual SAGE Awards Gala at the Tetherow Event Pavilion on Sept. 13.
Are you our next winner? For more information on how to nominate please go to www.bendchamber.org today!