Nomination Process

Nominations are open to all of our members approximately 3 months before each show through communication sent out via eNews and Member Bulletins and remain open for approximately 3 weeks. This is our time to ask people to submit their nomination(s).

Specific survey links are created that have been tailored to our Retailer, Supplier and Associate members. 

CHFA Industry Achievement Award Trophies

All members/associates can nominate for: CHFA Willie Pelzer Memorial Hall of Fame Award, CHFA Organics Achievement Award, and the CHFA John Holtmann Leadership Award. These awards are rotated each show.

Retailers can nominate for: CHFA Supplier of Excellence Award, CHFA Award for Excellence in Field Sales, CHFA Award for Excellence in Inside Sales, Gordon Storie Memorial Bursary, and the CHFA Sustainability Award.

Suppliers can nominate for: Brock Elliott Award for Excellence in Retailing, CHFA Award for Excellence in Retail Sales, and the CHFA Sustainability Award.

Once all nominations are submitted and feedback has been provided back from each nominee (a bio and photo is requested from each person / company), a voting survey is then created for members to cast their votes. Voting generally opens 2 months before each show and remains open for approximately 3 weeks.  Our voting surveys are only open to retail and supplier members (not associates) and only sent to the main contact (or voting contact).

The CHFA Willie Pelzer Memorial Hall of Fame Award, CHFA Organics Achievement Award, CHFA John Holtmann Leadership Award, CHFA Sustainability Award, and the Gordon Storie Memorial Bursary, as these are not included in the voting survey and are selected by the judging panel.