Williamson Business Leadership Awards

ABOUT THE WILLIAMSON BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARDS

The Williamson Business Leadership Awards seek nominations of business leadership in our community. It is our goal to encourage the recognition of business leaders whose companies are located in Williamson County that have demonstrated professional excellence and significant impact to the economic growth, prosperity and philanthropy in our community. To this end we encourage nominations for 17 major categories for the 2018 Williamson Business Leadership Awards in order to recognize the very actions, accomplishments and good deeds by our business leaders and companies who serve Williamson County.

Nomiations:

Nominations are now Closed. Please check back for 2019.

All nominations must be submitted through the electronic 2018 Williamson Business Leadership Awards (WBLA) nomination form. .All nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm on Saturday, June 30st, 2018. Any late submissions will not be considered. If you have questions about the nomination or application process, please contact us at info@williamsonbusinessawards.com.

Self-nomination is allowed.

Eligibility:

The Williamson Business Leadership Awards (WBLA) are open to individuals who work in Williamson County or live in Williamson County.. If you, as an applicant (on behalf of yourself or your company), feel that you fit into more than one award category, please choose the best fit, as only one application will be accepted per applicant.

The WBLAs are coordinated by a steering committee organized by BIGR Media, Inc. and independent judges recruited from the business community in and around Williamson County. We reserve the right to move your application to another awards category. In the event this action is taken, the nominee in question will be notified immediately.

The following individuals are not eligible to apply: Employees of BIGR Media, Inc., as well as any individuals serving on the steering committee or judging panels.

These same individuals agree to recuse themselves in any situation where a potential conflict of interest may reasonably exist.

Application:

Upon being nominated, applicants will receive an email notifying them of the nomination and requesting that the application for the award be completed. Nomination alone does not constitute consideration for any WBLA award. Only those nominees who complete the application process will be considered.

Applicants, if selected as finalists for an award, must agree to make every reasonable effort to be present at the Finalists Mixer Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 and the awards dinner on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018; both to be held in Williamson County.

Disqualification:

Each applicant must ensure that his or her application is accurate and complete. Judges reserve the right to disqualify any applicant for lack of complete information or misrepresentation.

Award Selection:

All applications completed by the application deadline, which will be communicated to each nominee, will go through a process of judging based on the content of all the applications for each individual award.

Judges for each award category will receive advance instructions and scoring criteria based on the information provided on the applications.

After an initial phase of blind judging, each award category will be narrowed to Stage 1 Finalists. Stage 1 Finalists will be notified in advance and acknowledged at the Finalists Mixer on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018.

Thereafter, a second round of applications will allow judges to make a more detailed review of each State 1 Finalist, and the field will be narrowed to Stage 2 Finalists.

Stage 2 Finalists will be notified in advance, and the winner(s) in each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.

Award
Stage 1
Stage 2
Winner(s)
Sustained Leadership Award
10
5
3
Three individuals who have made major contributions to WillCo business and/or quality of life and shown exceptional leadership here for over 10 years…
Rising Star “Emerging Leader” Award
10
5
3
Three individuals under 30 who are making major contributions to WillCo business and/or quality of life, and who are seen as the exceptional future leaders of the County…
Educational Leadership Award
10
3
1
An individual who has shown exceptional leadership by making a special contribution to the quality of education in WillCo…
Public Service Leadership Award
10
3
1
An individual who serves in a governmental capacity, and has shown exceptional leadership by making a special contribution to the quality of life in WillCo…
Hero of the Year Award
10
3
1
An individual who, serving in a volunteer capacity, and has shown great leadership by making a special contribution to the quality of life in WillCo…
Healthcare Leadership Award
10
5
1
An individual that has shown extraordinary leadership in developing the County’s nationwide leadership in the healthcare industry, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, and having an impact on the quality of life for its employees and all of WillCo…
Real Estate Leadership Award
10
5
1
An individual that has shown extraordinary leadership among local companies in the residential and commercial real estate industries, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, and having an impact on the quality of life for its employees and all of WillCo…
Hospitality Leadership Award
10
5
1
An individual that has shown extraordinary leadership among local companies in hospitality industries, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, and having an impact on the quality of life for its employees and all of WillCo…
Technology Leadership Award
10
5
1
An individual that has shown extraordinary leadership among local companies innovating worldwide with transformative new technologies, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, and having an impact on the quality of life for its employees and all of WillCo…
B2B Leadership Award
10
5
1
An individual that has shown extraordinary leadership among local companies in business services industries, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, and having an impact on the quality of life for its employees and all of WillCo…
Retail Leadership Award
10
5
1
An individual that has shown extraordinary leadership among local retailers, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, and having an impact on the quality of life for its employees and all of WillCo…
Design/Construction Leadership Award
10
5
1
An idividual that has shown extraordinary leadership among local companies in architecture, civil engineering and construction industries, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, and having an impact on the quality of life for its employees and all of WillCo…
Non-Profit Leadership Award
5
3
1
An individual that has shown extraordinary leadership among the local community with organizations, charities and outreach with a positive impact on the community. This individual has contributed to overall economic growth and vision for a non profit organization.
Small Business Leadership Award
10
5
3
Three individuals that have shown extraordinary leadership within the WillCo small business community, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, having an impact on the quality of life for their employees and all of WillCo, and who are seen as the exceptional companies of the future for WillCo…
Community Leadership Award
10
5
3
Three individuals that have shown extraordinary leadership within the WillCo business community, contributing to overall WillCo economic development, having an impact on the quality of life for their employees and all of WillCo, and who are seen as companies with exceptional records of charitable giving and community service in WillCo…

Scoring:

Judges scores will be tabulated by a designated accountant at LBMC, Inc. of Brentwood. Finalists will be notified, and winners will remain in sealed envelopes until announced at the awards dinner on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.

 

Miscellaneous:

BIGR Media, Inc. and its designated steering committee for the WBLAs will be the arbiter of all matters related to execution of the WBLAs, with the goal of maintaining the integrity and credibility of the WBLAs.