Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Annual Awards Gala Nominations Sought

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The Carbon Chamber & Economic Development will be hosting our Annual Dinner on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton, PA.

This year’s themed event will be Into the Wild as we celebrate those businesses who continue to do great things in Carbon County! We will be giving a Loud Roar out to our deserving Carbon businesses, initiatives, and individuals. The annual dinner is a time to honor those passionate, hardworking and driven professionals and business owners in Carbon County.

The CCEDC is seeking nominations for the 2023 CCEDC Annual Awards Gala. Awards are presented to Rookie Business of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Tourism Business of the Year, Volunteer (or Volunteer Project) of the Year, Economic Development Impact Project, Mike Harleman Arts and Entertainment Award, Williahm H. Bayer Lifetime Achievement Award and Business of the Year.

If you know of a special business or individual that falls under one of the following categories in Carbon County, please email your nominee submission to or call 610-379-5000 to nominate them. Nominations can also be mailed to the Chamber office at 137 South Street, Lehighton PA 18235. All nominations must be submitted by end of business on Friday, October 13, 2023.


Rookie Business of the Year

Recognizes a 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.

Young Professional of the Year Award

Highlights a Carbon County Young Professional highly involved in CCEDC events and community programs. This person is making a difference in our community through engagement of their clients and community.

Tourism Business of the Year 

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

Volunteer of the Year

Outstanding individual dedicated to supporting CCEDC and other community organizations.

Economic Development Project 

Outstanding economic development project designed to bring jobs and economic growth to Carbon County.

Mike Harleman Arts and Entertainment Award

Honors an artist, venue or entertainer that supports and gives back 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 that has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to our community.

Business of the Year 

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

Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, October 13, 2023. For more information about the event or to nominate a business or individual, contact or call 610-379-5000.  Please visit for more information.

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Carbon Chamber & Economic Development