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Nominate a Business-CCEDC Annual Awards

Every November, the CCEDC hosts our annual dinner and awards gala where we celebrate those businesses and individuals who continue to do great things in Carbon County as well as highlight and celebrate Carbon businesses, initiatives and individuals. It is our members, businesses, professionals and volunteers, who are the heartbeat of this great county, and it is our privilege to take a night to celebrate local success stories.

If you know of a business, organization or professional individual who is deserving of recognition in any of the following categories, we encourage you to complete the form below and submit your nomination online for committee review.

You can also CLICK HERE to download the nomination form in PDF format, which you can email or mail to CCEDC,137 South Street, Lehighton, PA 18210. You can also call the CCEDC office at 610-379-5000 to place your nomination by phone.

2023 CCEDC Annual Dinner Awards Categories

Business of the Year 

Recognizes a CCEDC member business that has demonstrated achievement and innovation in management, workplace excellence and has committed to growing here in Carbon County.

Rookie Business of the Year

Recognizes a CCEDC member business that has demonstrated enthusiasm, community spirit and excellent customer service and has committed to growing here in Carbon County. One year or less in business.

Tourism and Entertainment Business of the Year 

Honors a CCEDC member business that attracts guests and visitors to provide amusement, recreation, hospitality and/or culture. These businesses include: restaurants, theaters, bed & breakfasts, wineries, driving ranges and eco-tourism. 

Mike Harleman Arts and Entertainment Award

Honors an artist, venue or entertainer that supports and gives back to Carbon County.

Volunteer of the Year

Outstanding individual dedicated to supporting CCEDC and other community organizations through volunteer work and outreach.

Young Professional of the Year Award

Highlights a Carbon County Young Professional highly involved in CCEDC events and community programs. 

Economic Development Project 

Outstanding economic development project by a CCEDC member, business or organization designed to bring jobs and economic growth to Carbon County.

William H. Bayer Lifetime Achievement Award 

This award is in honor of the late William H. Bayer for his dedication to the community.  To acknowledge his commitment to the community, the CCEDC presents this award each year to a CCEDC member who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to our community. 

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