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2022 Phoenix Awards

The Phoenix Awards started in 2005 to recognize the best of the best companies in the Shenango Valley area and the best of the best emerging leaders in the business community. Now going on our 17th year, the Chamber has awarded over 100 Phoenix Awards to business's and leaders who have a physical location in the Shenango Valley area, does business in the Shenango Valley area or is a member in good standing of the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce. 

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Award Categories

New Business Startup

In recognition of economic/community growth in a recently established business (6–36 months) in all business sectors and with any number of employees or for any company or organization that acts as a catalyst for new business startup.

Growth Service

Recognizes business development growth and expansion that positively impacts the community – emphasizing innovation in process as well as improvement in service. Service can be either for-profit or non-profit. Growth and/or expansion must be represented in the local market area. Expansion can be standalone if significant financial investment. Growth comparisons are reserved for comparisons between the previous calendar year and the year prior.  (ie—2022 awards are 2021 vs. 2020)

Innovation

In recognition of efforts to community/economic and/or employee growth through diversification or product/service development.  Includes all business sectors and all levels of employment.

Growth Business

Recognizes business sales and/or employee growth.  Sales and/or employee growth must be represented in the local market area. Growth Business encompasses for-profits whose employment levels have increased or increased their business sales. Sales comparisons are reserved for comparisons between the previous calendar year and the year prior. 

(ie—2022 awards are 2021 vs. 2020)

Growth Manufacturing

Recognizes sales and employee growth in the manufacturing field.  Sales and employee growth must be represented in the local market area.  Growth comparisons encompass comparisons between the previous calendar year and the year prior.  (ie—2022 awards are 2021 vs. 2020)

Beautification

Recognizes a business or organization that contributes to the community pride of the Shenango Valley through continued property maintenance, facade renovation, facility improvements or expansion, etc.