EPIC Awards

EPIC Awards - Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

The EPIC Awards celebrates those businesses and people who are doing great things in the business community by being Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative.

Seven categories of awards recognize businesses and individuals supporting the community, demonstrating growth, finding ways to innovate, and are working with others as mentors and collaborators.

Anticipation builds for the annual EPIC Awards celebration as the field of nominees is narrowed—keeping finalists and attendees on the edge of their seats as the envelops are opened and award recipients are finally announced from the podium during an Oscar-styled reveal at this premier Chamber event.

It’s time to nominate!

It’s time to shine the light on West Michigan’s “EPIC” business community.

EPICWe’re the economic engines driving regional and statewide growth—proven by recent stats ranking the region third in the nation for economic vitality,  second in best places to start a business, and even buoying Michigan as a whole to seventh in competitiveness across the country.

Let’s recognize and celebrate those who are moving the needle forward. Nominate an outstanding business, entrepreneur, or non-profit (including your own organization) for one of seven EPIC Award categories!

Excellence in Business
Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Small Business of the Year
Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
Non-Profit of the Year

Any Grand Rapids Area Chamber member in good standing who has reached their one year anniversary with us is eligible to be nominated for an EPIC Award, and all finalists are highlighted during the celebratory awards dinner on November 2. Nominations close August 31!

Nominate Now!

Celebrate amazing business growth and local success stories at this year’s EPIC Awards and connect with other West Michigan entrepreneurs as we salute the many contributions making Grand Rapids a vibrant and thriving community.

Date | Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location | Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Ctr. NW
Cost | $40 members, $45 future members.
$50 members, $55 future members late registration after Monday, October 31

Register Now!

2016 Sponsors

Exclusive Premier Sponsor


Event Underwriter


Exclusive Award Finalist Reception Sponsor

PNC Bank

Award Sponsors



Warner Norcross and Judd

Media Sponsor


Corporate Benefactors

Chemical Bank

Davenport University

Supporting Sponsor
Grand Valley State University

Entrepreneur Sponsor
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes, Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Honor award recipients and elevate your brand’s profile with more than 450 Chamber members and business leaders representing a wide range of industries by sponsoring the EPIC Awards event.

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Joshua Verhulst for sponsorship information.