Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet

…celebrating local business.
Join us for the 2019 Chamber Prom!


When: February 21, 2019.
Social Hour begins at 5:30pm; Dinner at 6:30pm.
What: Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Where: Stony Point Hall

Fill out the registration form here, or click the image above. You can pay on Eventbrite or Facebook.
Please contact Jeannette at if you need a non-member ticket.

Member Tickets are $35; Non-Member tickets are $40.

Is there someone amazing you’d like to nominate for a Chamber award?

Nominations are due by Monday, February 4th.

  2019 Chamber Awards and Criteria

(All Categories except Business/Business Person of the Year and Horizon Award open to members and nonmembers)

Awards to be given

  • Business or Business Person of the Year 
  • Community Service
  • Horizon Award
  • Partnership Award
  • Hometown Hero
  • Outstanding Young Professional
  • Outstanding City Employee Award
  • Excellence in Education – Baker
  • Excellence in Education – USD 348 & Early Education


Business/Business Person of the Year (must be a Chamber member)
  • Expansion 
  • Employees
  • Facilities
  • Economic Impact (past and current)
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Involvement in community programs
  • Reaction to adversity
Community Service
  • Involvement in the Community
  • Hours donated
  • Services rendered
  • Programs created
  • Positive role model
  • Leadership
Horizon Award (must be a Chamber member)

Promising New Business, January 2017 – December 2018

  • Promise of future business success and demonstrated commitment to the community 
  • This award is open to a new business or a business with new ownership

Here is the list of eligible businesses for the Horizon Award:

  • Arrowhead Hardware (new owners – Kent and Erin Schaper)
  • Baldwin City Fitness
  • Elite Chiropractic
  • Epic Vision Eye Center
  • Fifteen:22 Financial Partners
  • FreeState Realty
  • Imperium Publishing
  • In Full Bloom at the Cranberry Market
  • JAW Bats
  • Kona Ice of Douglas and Leavenworth Counties
  • Marion Springs Event Center
  • New Frontier Tax and Business Services
  • Om Grown Yoga Collective
  • Out West Storage
  • Kimsey Consulting (Ilene Kimsey)
  • PK Therapy
  • Papa’s Nest {egg} – A Vintage Marketplace
  • Rooms2Stay
  • Stone Creek Sandwiches
  • The Baldwin City Community News
  • Yoga Love

Previous Recipients of the Horizon Award: Edward Jones – Pete Carr, Financial Advisor (2018); Homestead Kitchen and Bakery (2017)

Partnership Award

  • A business or person in the community who works with the Chamber in promoting its mission of increasing commerce in the community along with promoting its businesses.
Hometown Hero

Any individual or group of law enforcement officers, firefighter, medical professionals or local citizen(s) who went beyond his or her job responsibilities under extraordinary circumstances. 

  • Exceptional act of courage
  • Demonstrating outstanding virtue or leadership
  • Inspiring greatness in the Baldwin City community
Outstanding Young Professional

This award recognizes an individual under the age of 40 for leadership, business achievement and commitment to the community.

Outstanding City Employee Award

This award recognizes city employees, at all levels, for exemplary performance and contributions that are above and beyond job requirements. 

  • Leadership and commitment to Baldwin City and its residents 
  • Outstanding customer service 
  • Developed an innovative/creative solution to a problem
  • Superior contribution to the success of a project 
  • Donated significant time to activities that benefit the Baldwin City community 
  • Consistently contributes to better city operation
Excellence in Education—Baker University and USD 348/Early Childhood

Administration, faculty or student that has shown outstanding performance in the area of education. 

  • Instructional leadership – Passion and commitment to education
  • Innovation and creativity – Professional growth/development
  • Educational impact on institution/community 

Please click on the image below to fill out a nomination ballot.


How do the nominations get awarded?

After all nominations have been received, the Chamber Board of Directors will vote on nominees.


Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction as part of the Awards Banquet this year. If you’d like to donate an item, please contact