Each year, the Chamber has the honor of bestowing 10 businesses and business leaders with Excellence Awards. These honorees are chosen by their peers as outstanding representatives of the diversity of our region’s business community. We invite you to join us in celebrating these honorees at the 37th Annual Excellence Awards on Thursday, November 21 at SugarHouse Casino.

We caught up with each of the honorees to learn more about what makes their organization excellent.  Read the stories of this year’s winners:

Small Business Person of the Year

Emily Morgan, Delegate Solutions

“They say it takes years to be an overnight success and that is definitely true for us… but it’s now also true for the flex work movement. We are proud to be ambassadors for a changing workforce.” Read more »

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jessica Sharp, Maven Communications

“It’s so important for young leaders to figure out how they can be a vehicle of change within their own communities and how to push their organizations to embrace that mindset.” Read more »

Customer Service Excellence

Queenie’s Pets

“Winning the Excellence Award, a prestigious recognition…that isn’t just a popularity contest award like many are, brings legitimacy to not just my company but to our industry as a whole.” Read more »

Family-Owned Business Excellence

Safian & Rudolph Jewelers

“67 years later, I continue to embrace our traditions and culture while modernizing the business to stay relevant and attractive to a whole new generation. Receiving this award honors so many years of hard work and dedication not just for my family and staff but to the community we serve.” Read more »

ImpactPHL Excellence

Birchtree Catering

“Three years ago, I had just finished the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and we had received funding from PIDC. It was the beginning of our next phase of business growth, a very exciting time, and I was invited to the Excellence Awards as a guest. I listened to the winners give their speeches and thought, ‘I’ll be up there one day.'” Read more »

Manufacturing Excellence

Stockwell Elastomerics, Inc.

“We came through a challenging period of growth in 2017 and 2018 which included unprecedented material supply shortages and the completion of a new building project in 2018. We became an ESOP in August 2017 — this award is for the 93 employee owners who have faced the adversity and helped mightily to pull through all of these challenges.” Read more »

Nonprofit Excellence

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

The Greater Philadelphia business community has been incredibly supportive of this organization. We have many community business and charity partners who go above and beyond to contribute in so many ways. We appreciate being recognized for our efforts to support our local community and beyond by such an impactful, community-driven organization.” Read more »

Professional Services Excellence

The Tactile Group

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by our peers at the Chamber. We have been actively involved with the Chamber for over a decade and are humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as some pretty extraordinary companies. We are excited about the visibility provided by this award and its potential to expand our network of clients and colleagues.” Read more »

Strategic Growth Excellence

Medical Guardian

“Medical Guardian has been recognized as a top medical alert provider by over 15 independent third-party review sites but to be recognized for our business operations and strategic growth from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is a fantastic accomplishment right here in our hometown!” Read more »

Technological Excellence


“To be named an Excellence Award winner is enormous validation of the team’s hard work and the impact we’re helping physicians make with their patients. We appreciate the acknowledgement and are honored to be considered amongst the other great companies in the region; yet, we are mindful that the mission is not complete and we’ll use this as fuel moving forward.”  Read more »

37th Annual Excellence Awards

Network with the region’s leading corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners while celebrating our region’s most prestigious businesses and business leaders.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
SugarHouse Casino