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Chamber seeks award nominees

Feb 27, 2018

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL

 

With time ticking away to the deadline Thursday to submit nominations for the Chamber of Commerce awards for the year, the chamber is encouraging the nomination of hardworking businesses, citizens and volunteers to be honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-WEDG banquet. The Chamber board of directors will be voting and making their selections March 2. The banquet will be March 19 at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort and will include social hour, dinner and presentations from all three organizations.

“Our role at the Chamber is to promote your success, but often we are unaware of what’s happening behind your doors,” chamber director Michelle Redlinger wrote in an email requesting nominations.

A nomination form is available on the Washington Chamber of Commerce website. Nominations can be emailed to the chamber with a few sentences explaining the reason for the nomination. Awards will be given for the business or the year; citizen of the Year; and Volunteer of the Year. In addition to nominations for the three awards, the chamber is asking all members to send accomplishments or information to share as part of the social hour slideshow.

The criteria for business of the year includes businesses that display leadership, cooperation and teamwork; are active members of the Chamber of Commerce and support the growth, spirit and improvement of Washington; and have contributed to economic growth.

Criteria for citizen of the year include: someone who displays leadership, initiative, creativity, and dedication toward the betterment of the community; is an inspiration and cheerleader for others to better the quality of life in Washington; and has created a desired outcome which has had a positive impact on Washington.

Volunteer of the year will be selected based on the nominee’s going above and beyond in their volunteerism. The successful candidate will display leadership qualities in one of the chamber’s programs and be recognized by the community as someone who represents the chamber in a positive way.

Main Street also honors a volunteer of the year and a business success story of the year. Each year WEDG presents the Harvey Holden Special Service Award.

Last year about 300 people attended the event. For more information contact the Washington Chamber of Commerce office at 653-3272.

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