Awards Programs

Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Award of Excellence

Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Award of Excellence

In 1976, a group of Miami's top business leaders met on the 38th floor of the new One Biscayne Tower to focus on the future of downtown Miami. At that time, signs of progress in downtown were stagnant, no new buildings were under construction and the existing plan for new development was near a standstill. As these leaders looked out at their city from that panoramic view, it became clear that…

Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships

The Greater Miami Chamber and its 501c3 not-for-profit organization, the South Florida Progress Foundation, award scholarships in the spring to seniors from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Scholarships are limited to 12th grade students. Carlos J. Arboleya Jr. Scholarship is presented to a male, high school senior from a Miami-Dade County Public School who intends to pursue a degree in…

Excellence in HR Awards

excellence in hr

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Excellence in HR Awards honor Miami Human Resources Professionals and Teams who are responsible for leading People Strategy, Change Management, Talent Management, Diversity and Organizational Design Initiatives that drive value for their companies/organizations. The awards are open to all full-time Human Resources Professionals and Teams in the tri-county…

Health Care Heroes® Awards


2019 Nomination Form to Download A Health Care Hero® is an individual, institution, professional, student, volunteer or program, who, through their individual or collective actions have made an extraordinary impact in the Miami health care community. The nominee might be working in one of the following fields: bio-medical, community health, education, private practice, government, public service…

Henry M. Flagler Community Builder Award


Henry M. Flagler had the vision and leadership to see the great potential of what would become Miami. The Henry M. Flagler Community Builder Award is presented during the Chamber’s annual Goals Conference to an individual who, in the spirit of Henry Flagler, advanced our Miami community because of their vision and leadership. Recipients The Honorable Judge Steve Leifman (2016) Manny Medina (…

HYPE Miami® Awards


Click Here to Download 2019 HYPE Miami® Awards Nomination Form  The HYPE Miami® Awards recognize Miami-Dade’s brightest young professionals – acknowledging innovation and outstanding achievement among young professionals that have made notable contributions in Miami. The HYPE Miami® Awards were developed with the true young professional in mind. All applicants must be 35 years of age or younger…

International Business Leadership Awards

International Business Leadership Awards

Click Here to Download 2018 International Business Leadership Awards Application The International Business Leadership Awards recognize and honor businesses and individuals engaged in international activities, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, that significantly impact Miami's economy. To qualify the nominee/applicant must be engaged in international business or in activities that promote…

Julia Tuttle Award

Julia Tuttle Award

The Julia Tuttle Award for Community Involvement and Corporate Citizenship was established in 1986 by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to recognize a for-profit business whose South Florida corporate giving program and outreach policy is a role model for all to follow. The annual award, presented at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Philanthropy Day Luncheon,…

M. Athalie Range, Miami Pioneer for Progress Award

M. Athalie Range, Miami Pioneer for Progress Award

The M. Athalie Range, Miami Pioneer for Progress Award presented during the Chamber’s annual Goals Conference honors those in our Greater Miami community who, like Ms. Range, represent the true spirit of a pioneer and whose life’s work has made Greater Miami a better place. Range, the award’s namesake, worked tirelessly for a better Miami and was a courageous pioneer. Recipients Adrienne Arsht…

Military Service Person of the Year Awards

Military Service Person of the Year Awards

The awards recognize outstanding enlisted personnel from each branch of the United States military in South Florida, United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and Florida National Guard who have an outstanding military record, have made significant community contributions through their involvement in charitable volunteer efforts, and exemplify the significance the military has on our community.…

Nonprofit Business NOVO Awards


Download 2018 Application  The NOVO Awards recognize nonprofits that have made a difference in the lives of the people they serve, producing outcomes that exemplify innovative excellence, and feature best practices of not-for-profit businesses. The awards are open to not-for-profit organizations that are headquartered or have operations in Miami-Dade County. A cash award of $1,000 will be…

R.E.A.L. Awards


Download 2019 R.E.A.L. Awards Application The R.E.A.L. Awards spotlight Miami’s Real Estate Achievers and Leaders -- entrepreneurs, professionals, and visionaries in the industry who have achieved success in their respective fields over the previous year while also being leaders in the community. Candidates may include any professional in the Miami real estate industry including real estate…

Salute to Miami's Leaders

Salute to Miami's leaders

The Salute to Miami’s Leaders Awards program was created to recognize and honor Leadership Miami® alumni and inspire future community involvement by showcasing truly outstanding individuals who have been integrally involved and made significant contributions to the community, served the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce with distinction and excelled as leaders in their respective business fields…

Sand In My Shoes Award®

Miami Chamber Tony Argiz

Congratulations to Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO/MBAF, the 2019 recipient of the Sand in My Shoes Award, the Greater Miami Chamber's most prestigious accolade. Make sure to reserve your seat to the Award Gala at Jungle Island on February 13 by contacting Letitia Reid at [email protected] Mr. Argiz is an outstanding community leader who has made significant contribution to the South Florida…

South Florida Good to Great Awards®

good to great

Click Here to Download 2018 South Florida Good to Great Award Application  The South Florida Good to Great Awards® program showcases businesses throughout the tri-county region that have achieved greatness in their mission and established themselves as industry leaders. While the award is drawn from Jim Collins’ book “Good to Great,” the award criteria have been localized to reflect the…

Sports Hall of Champions

sports hall of champions

The Sports Hall of Champions celebrates individuals who have brought recognition to South Florida through their achievements in and contributions to sports. Professional athletes are inducted and honored for the recognition and esteem they have brought to themselves and our community. In addition, a Miami sports professional is presented with lifetime achievement honors. Inductees have gained or…

Technology Leaders of the Year Awards

Technology Leaders of the Year Awards

2018 Application Form to Download Technology Leaders are individuals, organizations and companies that are leaders in the South Florida technology community. These leaders guide the effective use of technology to improve Miami business performance or to develop new markets or products, and they have made significant positive contributions to the South Florida technology community. Eligible…

Top Entrepreneurial Awards

Top  Entrepreneurial Awards

Click Here to Download 2018 Top Entrepreneurial Awards Nomination Form This awards program applauds South Florida’s innovative and top performing businesses and individuals; and celebrates Miami’s entrepreneurial spirit and rich cultural diversity. Applicants must satisfy the following criteria: Must be a for-profit business located in South Florida. If not headquartered in South Florida a…

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