The Billings Chamber Business Excellence Awards honor the incredible people and organizations who impact us all. Nominations will open soon. Winners will be honored at the annual Chamber Breakfast in April 2022.

Nominate colleagues, peers, friends, leaders and mentors who have impacted your business or made a difference in your life.

Read below the nomination form to see a list of the most recent winners.

Deadline to submit a nomination is January 28th, 2022.

Billings Chamber Business Excellence Award Nomination Form

Billings Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards are given each year to celebrate the Billings area people and organizations who make Montana’s Trailhead such a wonderful and forward-focused community. Awards celebrate leaders who demonstrate excellence with integrity, who are innovative, who actively engage in community, and who support and mentor others.

Nominees must be members in good standing of the Billings Chamber of Commerce.

Each nomination will be evaluated by a committee of volunteers.

Responses to each section (Community Involvement, Leadership, Innovation, Reason for Nomination/Additional Comments) will be assigned a value of 1-5 points by a minimum of 3 evaluators. All scores will be averaged.

Points will be assigned as follows: 5=Excellent, 4=Very Good, 3=Good, 2=Satisfactory, 1=Poor.

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Why are you nominating this person or organization? What qualities do they possess that make them deserving of this award as stated above?
What contributions through community service has the nominee exhibited? To what extent has the nominee improved the quality of life of others? How have they demonstrated stewardship and social responsibility?
Offer examples reflecting the nominee\'s honesty, reliability and sincerity. How has the nominee\'s personal character or organizational approach made them especially qualified for this award? What is inspiring, courageous, unique or innovative about the nominee?
How does the nominee create momentum, a shared vision and results? How has the nominee\'s work impacted or inspired others? What makes this person or organization stand out from others doing similar work? How does the nominee intentionally include people with diverse backgrounds, opinions and experiences?
How does the nominee embrace new and different ideas? How do they enhance productivity and employee or client retention? Describe how the nominee adapts to change and solves difficult problems.
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Congratulations to our 2021 Legacy Award Recipient, Kris Carpenter!

Kris Carpenter received the Legacy Award during the Annual Meeting in September, 2021.

 Congratulations to all of the 2021 Business Excellence Award Recipients:

Legacy Award:
Kris Carpenter

Outstanding Business Person:
Joy Ott, Wells Fargo

Inclusion Award:
Downtown Billings Alliance

Employer of the Year:
Phillips 66

Customer Service Excellence:
Erica Kimble, Hilton Garden Inn
Mitch Fox, Buffalo Block Steakhouse

NextGEN Exceptional Emerging Leader
D’Vaughn Hayes, Profile by Sanford

Ag Excellence Award presented by Stockman Bank
Karen Yost, Nutra-Lix