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Annual Award Nomination Criterias

1. Entrepreneur of the Year: recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.


  2. 2. Outstanding Business of the Year: The business must be a member of the ABAIE and have over 30 employees. The Business must have been in operation in the Inland Empire area for at least five years.

  3. The business must continually demonstrate integrity and ethics in business dealings.

  4. The business must have positively influenced the economic vitality of the Inland Empire community.

  5. The business must have historically demonstrated outstanding contributions to the Inland Empire Community.

  6. The business must contribute significantly to the ABAIEs vision of making Inland Empire a premier place to work and live by being the voice of businesses, providing leadership and enhancing partnerships.

3. Rising Star award:

recognizes the meaningful contributions to the mission and membership of the Association and to the field at large through excellent teaching, research, and/or practical applications (e.g., consulting, training). This award is intended for members who have been active in the Association for no more than 10 years and who are currently in good standing.  

The criteria for ABAIE members eligible for the Rising Star Award follow:

  1. Active membership in ABAIE for no more than 10 years.

  2. Evidence of significant contributions to the mission of ABAIE through service to the Association.

  3. Evidence of excellence in teaching, research, and/or public practice.

  4. Evidence of commitment to growing with the Association in the future.

4. Veteran business of the year:

At least 51 percent of the business must be directly and unconditionally owned by one or more veteran(s) or service-disabled veteran(s). The veteran owner(s) must have full control over the day-to-day management, decision-making, and strategic policy of the business.