Chamber announces nominations for Business on the RISE Awards

Henderson Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations through Sept. 27

HENDERSON, Nev.  – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Business on the RISE Awards. Nominations will be accepted via the chamber’s website at through Friday, Sept. 27, for six categories including Business on the RISE, Outstanding Non-Profit, All in the Family, Innovation, Outstanding Community Service and Above & Beyond.

A committee will vet the nominations, and three finalists from each category will be chosen. Members of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce will then vote from Friday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 25. The honorees will be announced during a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 21, at Sunset Station Casino and Hotel, 1301 W. Sunset Road in Henderson.

Although three finalists will be chosen per category, only one will be honored with the award in each category. The Business on the RISE award will honor an outstanding business in operation for three years or less. The non-profit award will be awarded to a non-profit organization that has made a significant positive impact on the Southern Nevada community. A company that is doing something new, different, smarter or better and has a positive impact on the community along with a family-owned and operated business and a company exemplifying customer service also will be honored.

“The membership has been asking for an awards program, and we are delivering,” said Scott Muelrath, president/CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce. “We listened and are looking forward to honoring our members in this new way. This gives us another avenue to honor the companies that are changing the future of Southern Nevada.”

Any business can be nominated, but nominees must be a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce to receive an award, and membership must have been attained at least one month prior to the awards ceremony on Nov. 21.

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, voluntary organization committed to promoting and supporting member businesses and economic development.

Those interested in the 2013 Business on the RISE Awards can call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or visit