2019 APEX Business of the Year Application

We invite you to participate in the annual selection process to name the Greater New Bedford Area’s “APEX Business Awards”. The SouthCoast Chamber recognizes the achievements and contributions businesses make to the creation of job opportunities and the economic development of the region. In April, we will turn a special spotlight on local organizations and their valuable contributions to our community at the APEX Business Awards Ceremony. Please take a few moments to complete the nomination form.


APEX AWARDS Selection Process

1. Application (Due by March 11, 2019)
2. Finalist Selected and Notified
3. Finalist Site Visit with Selection Committee
4. APEX Awards recipients announced at Award Ceremony in April


The company should be located in one of the following SouthCoast Communities:

Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Wareham, or Westport.

Nomination is the first step in the selection process for the covenant APEX Business Awards

• You may nominate your own business
• Nominees need not be Chamber members, however must become members in good standing in order to be considered as a finalist
• There is no cost to apply or nominate a company


Nominees must fall under one of the following categories and have been in business for more than three consecutive years under the current ownership.

• Large Business - employing 50 or more full-time employees
• Small Business - employing 49 or fewer full-time employees
(two part-time employees’ equal one full-time employee)
• Nonprofit Organization (501.c.3)
• Educational Institutions (Universities, Community Colleges, Public Schools, Charter Schools)

Company Name: *
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Company Address:
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Applicant Contact Name:
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Email *
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Phone Number: *
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Category: *
Has the business been under the same ownership for the past 3 years? *
Company Description *
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Year of Incorporation
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Number of Employees
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Please describe the culture of your company as it relates to customers and employees (500 words or fewer):
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Please describe the impact your company has on the local economy and local workforce in light of its relative size and resources (500 words or fewer):
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Please describe how your company has responded to economic changes in the area and within your industry (500 words or fewer):
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Please describe efforts within your company to promote diversity in your workforce and management (500 words or fewer):
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Please describe how your business defines success and how within that definition the company supports the community (500 words or fewer):
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Please describe the growth of the company over the last 3 years (500 words or fewer):
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