Business Person of the Year
This award recognizes someone who is the founder, owner, CEO, or president of a business that is a member in good standing with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. The nominee should exhibit business leadership and vision, displaying a significant commitment to the success of both business & the area. Someone who serves as a positive role model for others demonstrates a commitment to their community and is widely recognized as a successful business manager or owner.
Citizen of the Year
This award recognizes an individual who, through his or her unselfish commitment to the community, embodies the best characteristics of community citizenship and serves as an example to all.
Young Professional of the Year
This award recognizes a young person between the ages of 21 – 39 and who is employed by or own a business that is a member of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. This nominee has gone above and beyond to grow personally and professionally through community involvement, who exemplifies leadership skills and exhibits exceptional vision that contributes to success in the workplace.
First Responder of the Year
We will honor one first responder from the 21842 zip code (law enforcement, fire department, EMS, and communication/dispatch) with the First Responder of the Year Award. This individual is awarded for exemplary acts of valor, outstanding community service, as well as going above and beyond the call of duty.
Non-Profit of the Year
This award is presented to an active 501-C-3 organization that has made a notable impact on the quality of life for those who live and work in the area while adhering to its nonprofit’s mission statement.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given when an individual and member of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce is presented by nomination to the committee that meets all the eligibility requirements. At that time, the selection committee will review the completed nomination and all supporting documents, then decide on the presentation of this prestigious award. This award recognizes an individual for a lifetime of consistent community leadership and philanthropic endeavors that have made a lasting impact on their community. Their actions, achievements, and contributions evoke admiration and respect. The nominee should have an exemplary community service record in the area and their influence and contributions will have made a tangible impact on the lives of those around them, their communities, and their place of business for many years of their lifetime and in the future.