ABBY Awards Program

The first ABBY Awards were presented in 1995. The awards are designed to salute and enhance the image of the Aberdeen business community by recognizing outstanding business performance, excellent business practices, and local customer satisfaction within the community. All awards, other than the People's Choice, are judged outside of the community by Chamber and Economic Development professionals from across the United States. All winners remain confidential until the awards ceremony.

The Chamber Diplomats facilitate the awards banquet which will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Dakota Event Center of Aberdeen.

Award Descriptions:


The Agribusiness Award is presented to a business that has demonstrated exceptional performance in the development and advancement of the agriculture industry in South Dakota through farming, ranching, services, resources and related programs.

The 
Bridge Builder Award is presented to a business or organization that has demonstrated exceptional performance in collaborating with community educational institutions and agencies to expand their workforce to include under-served segments such as students, individuals with special needs, veterans and minority groups.

The Community Involvement - Business Award is presented to a business that has demonstrated exceptional performance in its support of the community through its involvement and support of programs, events or voluntary groups that serve to enhance the community.

The Community Involvement - Non Profit Award is presented to a non-profit organization that has demonstrated exceptional performance in its mission to serve the community through programs and resources such as arts & culture, sports, education, volunteerism, financial assistance, etc.

The Customer Service - Retail Award is presented to a business that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service in the retail sector.

The Customer Service - Service Award is presented to a business that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service in the service sector.

The Health & Wellness Award is presented to a business or organization that has demonstrated exceptional performance in providing and promoting health and wellness and related programs and services within their company and/or community.

The Manufacturing Award is presented to a business who has demonstrated exceptional performance and innovation producing and distributing manufactured goods.

The Professional Services Award is presented to a business or organization that has demonstrated exceptional performance providing support services to businesses in our community.

The People's Choice Award is presented to a business or organization that demonstrates exceptional performance in its support of the community and increases community pride through their efforts. All applicants who apply for an ABBY award in any category are eligible for this award.


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Click Here to Vote for the People's Choice Award