AmCham Bulgaria Launches AmChampion Awards. Nominees Announced Today

In 2021, AmCham Bulgaria introduces the AmChampion Awards, a new project which recognizes the members of our community that have been most devoted to the Chamber for a certain period.

Traditions are to be treasured, especially in such challenging years as 2020 and 2021. Thus, the AmCham Board decided to launch the AmChampion Awards for the first time in the Chamber’s history. The winners will be announced and awarded at the closing event for 2021 – Executive Club Business Meeting with H.E. Herro Mustafa, U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria on December 15th, 2021 at Grand Hotel Millennium, Ball Room.

All nominated companies for the AmChampion Award are invited to register one or two representatives to receive the prize if they are а winner.

AmChampion Award Process

Circumstances have meant that member engagement has been of a different nature for the last two years and especially in 2020, and we truly appreciate all our members’ contributions towards AmCham Bulgaria. We will be awarding four member companies in different categories with the AmChampion Award titleLarge Corporate Membership Winner, Corporate Membership Winner, SME Membership Winner and All-Round Winner. We will also present one Special Award: Project of the Year. 

To select the nominees, we have taken into account numerous engagement touchpoints, including:

1. Content-based Criteria:
  • Contribution to Policy Activities/Position Papers
  • Speakers at Events
  • Speakers at Committee Meetings
  • Committee & Working Groups Leadership
2. Financial Contribution
3. Participation at Events
4. Participation at Committees Meetings
5. Digital Interaction with the Chamber’s Platforms:
  • Member News
  • Member Offers
  • Report & Analyses

Over the past month, based on these criteria the Selection committee outlined the members with the best total score.

AmChampion Award Nominees

We are honored to introduce you the 9 AmChampion Award nominees, members that have made the most of their AmCham Bulgaria membership over year 2020*.

SME Membership Category Nominees

(in alphabetical order, out of 135 members)

  • American University in Bulgaria
  • Boyanov & Co Law Firm
  • HR Consulting Partners

Corporate Membership Category Nominees

(in alphabetical order, out of 72 members)

  • Colliers International
  • Hilton Sofia
  • Penkov, Markov & Partners

Large Corporate Membership Category Nominees

(in alphabetical order, out of 109 members)

  • AES Bulgaria
  • IBM Bulgaria
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Bulgaria
All-Round Winner

This one recognizes the most active member that contributed to largest number of Chamber’s activities.

Special Awards:

Project of the Year

This is the Special Award of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria for the Best Project of the Year 2020. It recognizes the most involved members in the project development that contributed to the success of a complex or community project.

*All nominees were selected according to the data on their activity in the chamber for the period January – December 2020, believing that this period was the first challenging for our members, due to the emergency situation of the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe that this period should be honored with recognition of their activity.