The LAMCC 2024 Annual Awards Categories


Ray Geiger Chamber Champion Award

The Ray Geiger Award is the highest honor given to a member by the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber’s most prestigious award is given to an individual who has proven to be a champion of and for the LA Metro Chamber. The award is presented to an individual who has invested a great deal of time, energy, and resources into furthering the LA Metro Chamber’s mission and working toward bettering our communities.

Theresa Samson Women’s Business Leadership Award 

The Theresa Samson Women’s Business Leadership Award honors a successful female-identifying business owner or primary manager for her business success, career achievements, and contributions to the community. Businesses led by women are and will continue to have a noticeable impact on the economy. This annual award helps inspire the continued growth of women leading businesses in our community.

Ken Additon Economic Development Champion 

A business, agency, organization, community or non-profit corporation whose work or investments have positively contributed to the economic health of the region. This might be advocating for businesses, creating jobs, spurring development, or attracting people to the region.

Leading Through Change Award

 A member whose leadership excelled at navigating change, who displayed adaptive qualities and acted nimbly to respond to the needs of their team, business, and/or community, and who led with both confidence and vulnerability. 

Heart of the Community Award

The Heart of the Community Award honors an outstanding individual that gives their passion, time and expertise to their community and enhances the quality of life; so that the region is a better place to live, work and play.  The recipient is an inspiration to our community and does not need to be a member or employed by a member to be recognized.