Small Business of the Year Award Nominating Now Open

Small businesses are a vital part of the economy — comprising nearly 98% of all businesses in New York State and accounting for nearly half of all private sector jobs. The efforts of these organizations greatly enrich our lives and make our community a better place to live, work and do business. To honor the achievements and sacrifices of our local risk-takers, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce is seeking your input on an outstanding Small Business of the Year. Please help us recognize a deserving small business by filling out the form found here.

Nominating Criteria:

  • Must employ less than 25 people
  • Must be a member in good standing of the Seneca County Chamber
  • Must have been in business for at least two consecutive years
  • Should have realized a significant accomplishment/milestone or contributed to community growth (in the past year)

Past Recipients:

  • (2017)
  • Auburn Doubledays (2016)
  • Barristers Bed & Breakfast (2015)
  • Muranda Cheese Company (2014)
  • Dr. Rodney Littlejohn (2013)
  • Fuzzy Guppies (2012)
  • Auto Specialist (2011)
  • Magee Country Diner (2010)
  • Sinicropi Florist (2009)

Nominations will be reviewed by the Chamber’s standing committees with a recommendation to be voted on by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.  The award will be presented at the annual Membership BBQ on July 25th, 2018.


Please submit the ballot found here to the Chamber via email to, or by fax to (315) 568-1730 or mail to PO Box 350, Waterloo, NY 13165.  All submissions must be made no later than Monday, June 18th, 2018.