The Annual Banquet awards program is another way the chamber cultivates business achievement by spotlighting business and tourism success stories to celebrate and to gain critical insights that can profit other businesses as well.

While many of the awards are accorded to traditional businesses, innovations are also recognized. For example, the 2021 Dillon Tourism Award recognized Ty Madison with the Chuck Harmon Little League for expanding opportunities in the rapidly growing sector of sports tourism. Named in honor of the trailblazing Daviess County native, the first African American to play for the Cincinnati Reds, the Chuck Harmon Little League has brought exciting games and new Little League tournaments to Daviess County.