Annual Business Awards Gala

Each year Destination North Myrtle Beach honors businesses through a variety of award categories. The 2021 Business Awards Gala will be held June 17th at 21 Main Events.

The 2021 Business Award Nominations are now open! Now is the time to nominate yourself or a business you know to earn recognition for business excellence. The categories range from small to large business of the year, outstanding customer service, community service contributions, and individual awards to leadership. Nominations will be accepted through April 30th. A panel of judges will select three finalists for each category and those will be announced in May and the honorees will be announced during the Business Awards Gala on June 17th at 21 Main Events. If you need any help with your nomination form or have questions – contact Shafran Fields – sfields@DestinationNMB.com or Cheryl Kilday – ckilday@DestinationNMB.com

2021 Business Awards Categories and Nomination Forms 

 

Small Business of the Year

Awarded to an investor/partner of Destination North Myrtle Beach, with fewer than 50 employees and not part of a franchise, for their demonstrated growth in our community workforce and revenue. The honoree will have demonstrated its ability to thrive in the community and contributes their time and resources to make North Myrtle Beach a great place to work, live, and visit.

Click here for the 2021 Small Business of the Year Nomination Form

Mid-Size Business of the Year

Awarded to an investor/partner of Destination North Myrtle Beach, with 51-200 employees and may be part of a franchise, for their demonstrated significant presence in the North Myrtle Beach community. The honoree should be recognized locally and regionally by their respective business sector, while demonstrating leadership in their sector. Honorees should provide leadership in local boards and commissions, contributing their time and resources to make North Myrtle Beach a great place to work, live, and visit.

Click here for the 2021 Mid-Size Business of the Year Nomination Form

Large Business of the Year

Awarded to an investor/partner of Destination North Myrtle Beach, with 201+ employees and may be a part of a franchise, for their demonstrated significant presence in the North Myrtle Beach community. They should be headquartered in the community, or with a significant presence in North Myrtle Beach. Nominees will have shown remarkable growth and stability and be recognized locally and regionally by their respective business sector, while also demonstrating leadership in their sector. Honorees should provide leadership in local boards and commissions, contributing their time and resources to make North Myrtle Beach a great place to work, live, and visit.

Click here for the 2021 Large Business of the Year Nomination Form

Non-Profit of the Year

Awarded to a 501(c)3 charitable organization and Destination North Myrtle Beach investor/partner for its community outreach and excellence in fundraising to improve the quality of life of North Myrtle Beach and/or assist a specific group to fulfill specific needs. Nominees will demonstrate a clear impact on the lives of people in North Myrtle Beach. The honoree is an investor/partner of Destination North Myrtle Beach.

Click here for the 2021 Non-Profit of the Year Nomination Form

New Business of the Year

Awarded to the new business and Destination North Myrtle Beach investor/partner that has demonstrated success within the first 12 months of opening their business in North Myrtle Beach. Nominees should have built a reputation for quality products or services as well as customer service and began by actively participating in the community.

Click here for the 2021 New Business of the Year Nomination Form

Impact Award for Excellence in Customer Service

Awarded to an investor/partner of Destination North Myrtle Beach for the impact of their customer services. Nominees will demonstrate customer reviews and overall ratings that show they are impacting the reputation of the greater community by taking care of their customers. Honorees will have testimonials about the experience they had with the said business.

Click here for the 2021 Impact Award Nomination Form

Catalyst Award for Outstanding Community Service

Awarded to an investor/partner of Destination North Myrtle Beach for outstanding community service. The nominee will demonstrate the multiple opportunities to serve the community which are made accessible and celebrated throughout their organization. This includes leadership in local clubs, boards, and commissions. The Honoree will have demonstrated their involvement in addressing an issue, challenge, or opportunity to make North Myrtle Beach a better place to live, work, and visit.

Click here for the 2021 Catalyst Award Nomination Form

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star is someone who works for an investor/partner of Destination North Myrtle Beach as an employee, manager, and/or owner who is 40 years or younger. The nominee will have demonstrated an ability to contribute their time and talents to their business sector and the community.

Click here for the 2021 Rising Star Nomination Form

Leadership Award

The Leadership Award will be presented to an individual who exemplifies leadership in the community over several years. This longtime business leader has exhibited strength of character, resolve, and commitment to the community.

Click here for the 2021Leadership Award Nomination Form

Valor Award

The Valor Award will be presented to an individual for acts of valor demonstrated over the past year. Nominees will describe how the individual faced an emergency, provided strength, compassion, and bravery to help someone in danger.

Click here for the 2021 Valor Award Nomination Form

 

The award recipients for previous years are listed here:

2019 Honors/Award Categories & Recipients

Non-profit of the Year: Bold & Beautiful Wigs for Cancer, Inc.

Excellence in Customer Service: Chick-fil-a North Myrtle Beach

Excellence in Community Service (for profit): Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Excellence in Community Service (non-profit): Veterans Welcome Home & Resource Center 

Small Business of the Year: The Wholesale Flooring Company

Large Business of the Year: Lucy Buffett's LuLu's 

Ambassador of the Year: Mark Lane

NMB Chairman's Award: Mendel Bell of TouchMed Spa

New Business of the Year: Buoys on Boulevard

Rising Star Award: Benjamin Clyburn

Valor Award: Officer Brandon Beaudoin of the North Myrtle Beach Police Department 

2018 Honors/Award Categories & Recipients

Non-Profit of the Year: North Strand Optimist Club

Exellence in Customer Service: McLeod Health

Excellence in Community Service: Tidelands Health

Small Business of the Year: Sea-Server, LLC.

Large Business of the Year: J&J Air

Ambassador of the Year: Michelle Mate

NMB Chairman's Award: Ricky Martin of Martin Heat & Air

New Business of the Year: Melt Ice Cream