SYOSSET, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2018 — CEO Connection® is accepting nominations for the 2018 Mid-Market Awards which recognize mid-market leaders and companies that have demonstrated leadership, creativity, generosity and other qualities representing the true spirit of the mid-market. Nominations will be considered from the community at large, including business experts, academic institutions, government officials and CEO Connection members. The deadline for the community at large to submit a nomination is Friday, January 26, 2018. Submit nominations on this form.
Nominations are being accepted for any or all of the following awards:
  • Mid-Market Company of the Year – The mid-market company that embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
  • Mid-Market CEO of the Year – The mid-market CEO who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
  • Young Leader Award – The mid-market executive who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.
  •  Social Impact Award – For the mid-market CEO who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise and/or philanthropy.
See the 2017 Mid-Market Award winners here.
Self-nominations are welcome. Only mid-market CEOs who run a company, division or unit with annual revenues between $100 million and $3 billion and companies are eligible.
Nominations will be vetted by an awards committee, which solicits the opinions of academic, media and business leaders, and presents four to five candidates in each category to a committee of all living prior award recipients who vote to determine the new honorees.
Award winners will be recognized at the 2018 Mid-Market Convention on September 23-25, 2018 at The Wharton School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This exclusive global gathering features hundreds of CEOs, political leaders and business experts convening to discuss challenges and to co-create solutions for mid-market companies.  Click here for more information and to register for the convention.
CEO Connection is the only membership organization in the world reserved exclusively for CEOs of mid-market companies – companies with between $100 million and $3 billion in annual revenue. Our mission is to help mid-market CEOs and their companies succeed. We accomplish this by connecting them with each other and connecting them with the people, information, resources, and opportunities to which they would otherwise not have access. CEOC promotes the interests, welfare, and perspectives of the mid-market.
Members are C-level executives with responsibility for all or significant portions of their respective companies. They represent a wide variety of businesses across a broad geographic spectrum. Collectively mid-market companies account for $10 trillion of the $30 trillion annual U.S. private sector gross receipts.
Inspired by C-level Wharton executives, CEO Connection began in 2005 and has evolved into a dynamic community with wide-ranging benefits uniquely designed to help mid-market CEOs and to champion the mid-market perspective. For more information, visit CEO Connection. Stay connected on Twitter: @CEOConnection and CEOC LinkedIn.
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