CONNECT Spotlight Award - Open Nomination Period

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The Auburn Area CONNECT Chamber of Commerce SPOTLIGHT Awards is an annual recognition of business, nonprofit and individual leaders in the Auburn Area, who work tirelessly to improve our communities and help our region thrive as a center of economic activity and social leadership in the South Puget Sound region.


CONNECT Achieve Award | Recognizing an Educator who has excelled in creating, implementing or supporting a high-caliber education and/or workforce development system aligned with closing the employment gap.

Auburn Area CONNECT Award | Recognizing a business or individual whose services has positively connected Auburn Area businesses and/or the community.

CONNECT Business Sustainability Award | Recognizing a business successfully implementing innovative ways of safeguarding employees, communities, and the environment while also contributing to the local economic and social health to reduce the impact on resources globally.

CONNECT Impact Award | Recognizing a business that has had a significant cause-oriented impact in its sector and/or community and contributed to the advancement of the economy.

CONNECT Entrepreneur of the Year | Recognizing an entrepreneur whose business is less than five-years-old and has made a significant impact in their industry and/or the Auburn Area.

CONNECT Diversity & Equity-Centered Business of the Year | Recognizing an Auburn business or agency that has made an impactful commitment to embrace diversity in their workplace, implement equity-centered partnerships, and create inclusive community connections.

CONNECT Employer of the Year | Recognizing an employer who has implemented innovative job retention, creation, benefits, and/or compensation plans that foster a thriving work environment in the Auburn Area.

CONNECT Woman Leader of the Year | Recognizing a woman business leader that has attained outstanding business achievement and exemplifies the significant contributions made by women leaders in the Auburn Area.

CONNECT Nonprofit of the Year | Recognizing the success of a nonprofit organization in the Auburn Area.

Bill Kyle Award | Recognizing an individual who has contributed outstanding advocacy and legislative impact in the Auburn Area.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the annual Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce CONNECT Spotlight Awards and to submit your nomination today!

Nominations must be submitted by email. All nominations are due by Friday, September 18th, 2020


September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 am
September 18, 2020 @ 11:45 pm


Kacie Bray


420 E. Main Street