Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chamber awards luncheon May 21

Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21.

This luncheon will be honoring the selections for Volunteer of the Year, Community Pride, Customer Service, Unsung Hero and Person of the Year. The Chamber is asking once again for the community to nominate individuals in each of these categories. A list of criteria for each nomination can be found below.

Send your nominations by May 14 to: Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 164, Marion, KY 42064; or you may email nominations to Luncheon reservations can be made via the same method.

Criteria for Chamber of Commerce annual awards

Chamber Person of the Year
This is the Chamber’s most coveted award and recognizes an individual(s) for outstanding leadership through community service, generally, over a period of time. The individual(s) selected always puts the community first and offers to do the often thankless jobs.

Community Pride
This award is given to a business or organization demonstrating pride in their community by either improvements made to their own establishment or improvements to a public facility/property.

Unsung Hero
This award is presented to an individual who has made a difference in our community but has not received public recognition for their contributions. Often this will be the “behind the scenes” person who gets the project completed or makes sure everything is done. Often they help other gain recognition. Sometimes this will be an individual whose accomplishments are known only to a small group or a soft-hero award for less than life-saving but a “Paul Revere” type.

Volunteer of the Year
This award recognizes an individual for outstanding volunteer service in Crittenden County. The individual performs their volunteer service on their own time and is not compensated financially.  Nominations must be in writing and explain why the individual should be selected.

Customer Service
This is to recognize an individual who goes beyond the normal demands of their job to give customer service that is believed to be extraordinary. The individual does not have to be Chamber member but the business to which the individual is associated must be. Nominations must be in writing and explain why the individual should be selected.