Since 1982, the Chamber has honored over 360 companies and business leaders as Excellence Award winners. This prestigious honor recognizes the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated unique vision, innovation, and achievement in support of our region’s economy and small to mid-size business community.

We are seeking nominations of individuals and organizations that exemplify these qualities and will recognize the accomplishments and impact of the selected honorees at our annual awards ceremony in November 2020.
Nomination deadline: March 31, 2020
Award Categories:
  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Company Culture Excellence
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Family-Owned Business Excellence
  • Manufacturing Excellence
  • Nonprofit Excellence
  • Professional Services Excellence
  • Strategic Growth Excellence
  • Technological Excellence
Benefits of Winning an Excellence Award:
  • Invited to join the Chamber’s Excellence Award Committee
  • Connection to a network of previous Excellence Award winners and other Chamber members

  • Company recognition at a variety of Chamber events, including the Chamber Board of Directors meeting and the Excellence Awards reception
Hear from last year’s winners on the impact of winning an Excellence Award:
Small Business Person of the Year

Emily Morgan, Founder & CEO, Delegate Solutions
“We are proud to be ambassadors for a changing workforce. We will use our win as a platform to validate flex work and will continue our commitment to help reshape the culture of the traditional workforce into one that values quality and contribution over time spent behind a desk.”

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jessica Sharp, Principal, Maven Communications
“It is an honor to be recognized with this award! This recognition is also a validation that what we do at Maven is meaningful and making an impact in this community, which I am also incredibly grateful for.”

Customer Service Excellence

Queenie’s Pets
“Winning the Excellence Award, a prestigious recognition from a very important organization, 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. Queenie’s Pets proudly accepts the award not just for ourselves, but for the face of our whole industry…”  – Adina Silberstein, Founder, President, & CEO, Queenie’s Pets

Family-Owned 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.” – Rich Goldberg, President, Safian & Rudolph Jewelers

Manufacturing Excellence

Stockwell Elastomerics
“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.” – William B. Stockwell, CEO & Owner, Stockwell Elastomerics, Inc.

Nonprofit Excellence

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
“We appreciate being recognized for our efforts to support our local community and beyond by such an impactful, community-driven organization.” – Rachel Simpson, Public Relations Specialist, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Professional Services Excellence

The Tactile Group
“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.” – Marc Coleman, Founder, President, & CEO, The Tactile Group

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!” – Geoff Gross. Founder & CEO, Medical Guardian

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.” – Christopher Molaro, Co-Founder & CEO, NeuroFlow