It’s an honor to celebrate our members accomplishments and contributions to the Asheville community. Review our award types and nominate an individual or business that deserves recognition for their hard work.

Small Business Leader of the Year
These awards, sponsored by HomeTrust Bank, recognize two individuals who clearly reflect quality and dedication to the operation of business in the Asheville area and provide leadership accomplishments including innovation, initiative and civic responsiveness. One award is given to an individual from a company with under 15 employees; the other is given to an individual at a company with 16-50 employees. This award is presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in June.

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Family Business of the Year Award

The Family Business of the Year Award, sponsored by UNC Asheville Family Business Forum, recognizes a family-owned business for their contributions to the community and success as a family-owned enterprise. Self-nominations accepted. This award is presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in June.

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Sky High Growth Awards
These awards recognize businesses in the Asheville area for their growth and success. Self-nominations are accepted. These awards are presented at the Sky High Growth Award reception in May.

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PROpel AVL Young Professionals Awards

PROpel AVL Awards honor young professionals 40 and under who have distinguished themselves in their profession or as a leader and individuals who serve as mentors to young professionals in our community. PROpel AVL Awards are presented at an awards celebration in May.

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Good Health Good Business Award

This award recognizes a business that demonstrates service and exceptional leadership which have resulted in improving the health of the Asheville area community. Award winners serve as an example for others in the community by actively supporting the health and wellness of their employees and/or the community at large such as through initiatives that address poverty, nutrition or quality of life. The company must be an Asheville Chamber member. This award is presented during Chamber Challenge.

Woman Entrepreneur, Best in Business Award
This award, sponsored by Webb Investment Services, recognizes a woman who demonstrates the transformation of her dream into reality and who exhibits the traits of an entrepreneur such as: willingness to take risk, personal drive, focus, innovation and business acumen. This award is presented at the WomanUP Celebration.

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Woman Executive of the Year
Sponsored by Mission Health, this award recognizes a woman who exhibits leadership in her organization, profession and community. Candidates at any level of an organization may be nominated. This award is presented at the WomanUP Celebration.

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Outstanding Woman Nonprofit Leader
Sponsored by TD Bank, this award recognizes a woman working for a nonprofit who has distinguished herself in her non-profit organization, her profession, and her community. This award is presented at the WomanUP Celebration.

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Small Business of the Month Award
At each month’s Chamber Board of Directors meeting, an outstanding small business is honored with this award. Self-nominations are accepted.

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Excellence in Public Service
This Public Service Award, sponsored by Mission Health, recognizes an individual for their outstanding contribution to the community through involvement, service or motivation to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Buncombe County. This award is presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.

President’s Award
The President’s Award, sponsored by First Bank, is given at the discretion of the Asheville Chamber president to an individual or company deserving of recognition for their work or contributions to the community.