2021 Virtual Diamond Awards
Chamber of Commerce Virtual Diamond Awards
The Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce has announced that this year’s Diamond Awards will be presented virtually through a pre-recorded video showcase on Thursday, May 20, at 7:00 PM, on the Chamber’s YouTube channel. The awards are normally presented in April as part of the Chamber's Annual Dinner which has been put on hold until we can safely gather in larger crowds. We hope to return to a dinner format in 2022.
Christa Lundy, executive director of the Chamber says, "The Chamber is delighted to be honoring these deserving individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses that are doing so much for our community. There are so many wonderful acts happening, especially during this pandemic. That is why we are looking forward to recognizing these Chamber members who have been doing remarkable things throughout this past year."
The highlight of the evening is the awarding of the 2021 Diamond Awards. The following businesses and individuals are nominees in their respective categories:
FINALISTS FOR THE DIAMOND AWARDS
Emerging Leader, Male
Brian Gildea, The Gildea Group
Zach Norwood, Crawford County Planning Commission
Austin Rock, Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc.
Emerging Leader, Female
Sarah Chapp, Confections of a Cake Lover
Jayne Martin, Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc.
Dallas Wilcox, BAYADA Pediatrics
Bayshore Homes, Inc.
Confections of a Cake Lover
Cressman Erde Ferguson LLC
Firehouse Tap & Grille
The Gildea Group
Hagan Business Machines of Meadville, Inc.
Street Track ‘n Trail
Zehr Building LLC
The Chalk Shop
Indigo Boutique & Botanica
JT’s SteamTable Restaurant & Catering
T&T Coverage Connection LLC
Whole Health Joint Replacement Institute
Crawford Central Community Foundation
Crawford Heritage Community Foundation
NW PA National Tooling & Machining Association
Center for Family Services
Keystone Blind Association
Meadville Medical Center
RAYMOND P. SHAFER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY SERVICE
LEW AND ELLIE DAVIES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Davies family and Allegheny College will wait until next year to honor students with their esteemed Lew and Ellie Davies Award for Outstanding Community Service.
Click this link to see a list of past Shafer and Diamond Awards recipients
The Emerging Leader Award is presented to an individual in the early years of their career who has demonstrated leadership qualities within their businesses and community. The Emerging Leader Award was established to foster young leadership and enhance retention of young professionals in our community. All nominees have demonstrated professional leadership and a commitment to community service.
Both the Small, Mid-Sized and Large Business Awards Small Awards are issued to recognize local businesses that have achieved success and to support initiatives and organizations that enhance the quality of life in the Meadville-Western Crawford County area. All nominated businesses have demonstrated admirable performance, growth, innovation, creativity, and community involvement.
The Small Non-Profit and Large Non-Profit of the Year Awards celebrate local organizations that have achieved success while supporting initiatives and projects that enhance the quality of life in the Meadville-Western Crawford County area.
Corporate sponsorships of the Virtual Diamond Awards are available for companies wishing to show their support for the nominated businesses and individuals, as well as for one of the Chamber's biggest events of the year. Download sponsor opportunities here .
Small Business of the Year – Pampered Palate Café & Bistro and Conference Center, New Business of the Year – Earth, Wind, and Wire Studio and Rock Shop, Emerging Leaders of the Year – Jason Nesbitt of Center for Family Services, Small Nonprofit of the Year – Crawford County Historical Society, Large Nonprofit of the Year – Junior Achievement of NWPA.
Call the Chamber of Commerce office with any questions.