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Montana Ambassadors Annual Awards Nomination Process

Nominations may be made by any member of the Montana Ambassadors organization.

If an individual wishes to nominate a business for multiple categories such as Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year, or Placemaker of the Year they must fill out an application for each category and explain how the individual or business meets that award criteria. Multiple nominations on one form will not be accepted.

Nominations for Annual Awards will be reviewed by the Montana Ambassadors Awards Committee.  The committee recommendations by category will be submitted for approval to the Montana Ambassadors Board of Directors at the quarterly meeting scheduled in April.   Awards to selected nominees will be made at the kickoff dinner for Innovate Montana Symposium, October 14th, 2019.    Deadline for applications:April 19th.

Ambassador Plenipotentiary

The Governor may, upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors, confer the title and rank of Ambassador Plenipotentiary upon any member of the organization who has rendered especially meritorious service to the industrial or economic development of the State.  This title shall be honorary in nature and shall continue throughout the lifetime of the recipient.  No more than three such titles shall be conferred in any one calendar year.

Ambassador of the Year

The “Montana Ambassador of the Year” award may be presented annually to a Montana Ambassador who performed exemplary service in the preceding year to assist in the State’s industrial and economic development effort.

Outreach Ambassador of the Year

The “Outreach Montana Ambassador of the Year” award may be presented annually to a Montana Ambassador who performed exemplary service in the preceding year to assist in building successful business and networking bridges to Montana.

Montana Ambassador Entrepreneur of the Year

The “Montana Ambassador Entrepreneur of the Year” award may be presented annually to one Montana business person who is committed to ensuring Montana’s quality of life and has demonstrated a sense of leadership and innovation in their field of endeavor and an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the economic development of the State of Montana.

Montana Ambassador Placemaker of the Year

The “Montana Ambassador Placemaker of the Year” award maybe be presented annually to one Montana business person who has invested in his/her community and is seen as a transformative, emerging, impactful business representative in the community.   This award honors and recognizes a person for making a significant difference in the place in which they live.

Montana Ambassador Business of the Year

The “Montana Ambassador Business of the Year” award may be presented annually to one Montana business that has demonstrated extraordinary innovation and success in their field of business.  The business will also have demonstrated a commitment to their employees, community and to the economic development of the State of Montana.

Montana Ambassador Educator of the Year

The “Montana Ambassador  Mike Malone Educator of  the Year” award may be presented annually to one or more educators who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment, excellence and leadership in the field of education.  This award embodies the values of Mike Malone, PhD, former president of Montana State University.

Montana Ambassador Legislator of the Year

The “Montana Ambassador’s Legislator of the Year” award may be presented annually to one or more legislators who by his or her leadership have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the Montana legislature in support of the state's businesses and economic development.

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