The Fresno Chamber’s Entrepreneur Awards are a long-standing program of the organization designed to recognize and celebrate the successes of entrepreneurial business leaders. Be a part of the process by submitting your company or by nominating a successful entrepreneur. Categories available for this year’s award cycle are available below:

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR
OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is presented to an outstanding student from the Central Valley who has demonstrated exceptional vision, innovation and leadership in the establishment and development of an owner-led business. The judges will look for clear identifying markers of a market opportunity, an innovative product, and an innovative approach.

RISING STAR
OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to an outstanding business or individual from the Central Valley who has operated successfully for 10 years or less (from date on business license) and is located or headquartered in Fresno County. The judges will look for a business that exhibits an innovative product, an innovative approach, the ability to market their product beyond the valley, and evidence that it is helping to develop our region’s local economy.

COMMUNITY PARTNER
OF THE YEAR
This award is presented to an outstanding business from the Central Valley which has devoted time and energy to the community in a meaningful way that goes beyond average civic duty. The committee will look for clear identifying markers of a business that exhibits an exceptional dedication to making the community better through business.

HAROLD ZINKIN ENTREPRENEUR
OF THE YEAR AWARD
This prestigious award is presented to an outstanding individual from the Central Valley who has demonstrated exceptional vision, innovation, and leadership in the establishment and development of an owner-led business.  The judges will look for clear identification of a market opportunity, an innovative product, an innovative approach, the ability to market the product beyond the valley, and evidence of strong financial performance in terms of sales and profit growth.

Please submit nominations/submissions by Friday, December 3rd of 2021