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The G. D. Crain Award is named in honor of the founder of Crain Communications and one of the founders of the Business Marketing Association. Created in 1969, the annual award recognizes a BMA member for career achievement in business-to-business marketing and exceptional service to the advancement of the Association at the national level. View a list of past G. D. Crain Award winners.
The G.D. Crain Award carries with it election to the BMA Hall of Fame and an honorarium from the Crain Foundation.
Nominees for the G.D. Crain Award must have been a BMA member for a minimum of three (3) years. Under exceptional circumstances this can be waived by the Board of Directors.
G. D. Crain Award requires that the candidate has volunteered significant, extended and arduous effort on behalf of the BMA by:
The nominator (candidates may not be self-nominated) will provide a package to the G. D. Crain Award committee consisting of the following:
Selection of the G.D. Crain Award shall be made by the members of the G. D. Crain Award committee, which consists of immediate past winner of the G.D. Crain Award, a representative from the Crain organization, BMA recognition chair and up to two board members appointed by the national chairman.
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