Each year the Atlanta Business League (ABL) recognizes local chief executive officers (CEO) for outstanding participation in minority vendor development and community activities. The honors we confer are based in part on the willingness of extremely busy executives to take on work vital to carrying forward the agenda of the Atlanta Business League and the business community, which is establishing and building economic equality for minority enterprises.
CEO OF THE YEAR AWARD
is the most prestigious recognition any CEO can receive. This award recognizes the true measure of a CEOs' success -- commitment and fairness to people -- while maximizing shareholder profits. In today's world, that is very challenging. The CEO of the Year has an unparalleled commitment to fairness as demonstrated by his/her commitment to minority business enterprise programs even when it is unpopular amongst many of his corporate colleagues.
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
(formerly referred to as Corporation of the Year) recognizes an outstanding minority business owner who is a proven leader within his industry which is evidenced by financial success and commitment to community service. Business savvy and tenacity are key components of this CEOs' success.
TRAIL BLAZER AWARD
recognizes an individual who has demonstrated pioneering attributes in providing opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises and the minority community at large; has reached the top in his/her profession; and has made an impression on the Atlanta community through business and civic leadership.
recognizes the contributions of an elected official for his/her effort in enhancing opportunities for minority business. The Atlanta Business League understands and appreciates the personal sacrifice people working to serve the public make and recognize the vision and unwavering dedication needed to be successful in that role.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
recognizes an individual who has distinguished him/her self as both a community and civic leader in Atlanta and throughout the nation.
LEAGUE LEADERSHIP AWARD
is the ultimate badge of honor for an Atlanta Business League member. This award recognizes the ABL volunteer who continuously makes significant contributions to the mission and goals of the League.
VISIONS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
recognizes an individual within our community who is committed to a vision for Atlanta and surrounding communities. It is vision of harmony, safety and is responsive to the needs of all citizens with fair and just economic parity. In order to understand this, one must be able to envision the dream -- believe it possible -- and be an active participant & developer in the realization of it.