Business and Community Excellence Awards 2022 Nomination
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Each year the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding businesses, individuals and organizations that represent the best of who we are as business and community leaders.

Awards will be given in one or more of the following categories:

  • Business Excellence
  • Employee Group of the Year
  • Excellence in the Arts
  • ExtrAA Mile Community Service sponsored by American Airlines
  • Supplier Diversity Champion
  • Corporate Ally

Award finalists will be announced September 9, 2022. Awards will be presented at the Business & Community Excellence Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Nomination deadline is Friday, August 26, 2022 September 2, 2022
Self-nominations accepted, as well as nominations from the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Members, and non-members.
The Awards Committee is responsible for determining eligibility in accordance with the criteria outlined.

Other criteria may include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrates professionalism, excellence and success in their business or profession
  • Promote diversity, equality, and inclusiveness in their workplace and/or professional capacity
  • Should have established policies against discrimination and a written DEI statement on its website (does not apply to individuals)
  • Engages in volunteer activities in the community
  • Supports fundraising efforts within the community
  • Promotes the development of leaders in and for our community

While not an exhaustive list, the above provides a general idea of the types of nominees we are seeking. Nominees need not possess super-powers. Those most deserving may spend little to no time in the spotlight, but their actions and dedication make them worthy of nomination.

QUALIFICATIONS

Business Excellence

  • Any active member of the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
  • Must have been a member for at least one calendar year at the time of nomination.

Employee Group of the Year

  • Criteria should include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following:
  1. Promote diversity, equality and inclusiveness in their workplace and/or professional capacity
  2. Engages in volunteer activities in the community
  3. Supports fundraising efforts within the community
  4. Promotes the development of leaders in and for our community

Excellence in the Arts

  • Eligibility limited to performers and performing arts organizations
  • Should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its production(s), casting, and/or management (board/staff)
  • Engage in activities to make art accessible throughout the entire Dallas or North Texas community.

ExtrAA Mile / Community Service sponsored by American Airlines

  • An individual, business, or organization (business or agency) that has provided outstanding service to the LGBT community.

Supplier Diversity Champion

  • The award honors an outstanding individual or firm for their leadership in expanding purchasing opportunities for diverse and small businesses, with an emphasis on LGBT Business Enterprises.
  • The Supplier Diversity Champion works to create positive change and demonstrates measurable increased opportunities for LGBT Business.
  • Award nominees include supplier diversity and procurement professionals, as well as representatives of certified LGBT Business Enterprises.
  • The Supplier Diversity Champion must have been an active member of the North Texas LGBT Chamber member for at least one calendar year at the time of nomination.

Corporate Ally

  • A major employer located in the North Texas
  • Proven track record of outstanding support for its LGBT employees and the greater LGBT community through diversity policies and actions, financial contributions, service, and leadership.