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MVP Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Please explain the timing of the MVP Award Program.

A: You can submit an application for MVP status at anytime during the year but since it is an annual recognition program current year status reflects the previous years’ activity. In other words, requirements must have been met in the current calendar year for recognition in the next year. For example, 2018 MVP status is based on activity in 2017.

Q: Do I need to re-apply for MVP status every year? 

A: Yes, MVP status is awarded each year based on activity in the previous year.


Q: Do I need to get a letter of recommendation from my customer or can I use another letter they have written to complement our service or an employee?

A: Yes – you do need a letter of recommendation for MVP status from a customer.  Requiring a letter of recommendation from a customer helps create awareness of MHEDA among end users and allows your customer to applaud your efforts as an outstanding service provider.

Memo to Customer Regarding MHEDA's MVP Award


Q: How do I confirm my supplier is a current MHEDA member and therefore able to write a letter of recommendation for my company?

A: You can check any company’s membership status via the MHEDA website at in the Membership Directory tab or call the MHEDA office at 847-680-3500.


Q: Can I see a sample letter of recommendation?

A: Use the links below to see several samples from customers and suppliers.

Sample MVP letters of Customer Recommendations for MVP Program

Sample MVP letters of Supplier Recommendations for MVP Program

Q: Who will see my application/letters of recommendation?

A:  Only staff sees the application and the letters of recommendation. Additionally, MHEDA will never publish the name of a customer unless we first receive written permission from the member company and the customer.


Q: Can I submit an accomplishment or activity that is NOT listed under one of the Five Areas of Excellence for consideration as criteria for MVP Status?

A: Yes, please write a brief summary of the accomplishment or activity, including dates and which Area of Excellence you believe it fits under, and send to Kathy Cotter’s attention at MHEDA so that the MHEDA Membership Committee can review it.