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Chamber Award Nominations

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Independence Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for its annual awards program.  Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 16. 

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Six awards are available.  Business of the Year is bestowed upon a business whose owners and/or employees have demonstrated outstanding initiative in the community through volunteer efforts, projects, and/or donations.  An individual who has excelled in their business field and has benefited, or will benefit, the community will be recognized as Business Person of the Year.  An outstanding civic, community, church, or organizational project that has benefited, or will benefit, the community will be recognized as Project of the Year.

Teacher of the Year is the accolade for an outstanding educational provider who continues to and goes above and beyond to push his/her students to achieve their highest goals, creates a fun and productive learning atmosphere for our youth, and is dedicated to encouraging learning and growth.  Citizen of the Year will be bestowed upon an individual whose volunteer actions and/or community support has been extraordinary in nature, and by those actions have greatly benefited the community.  Finally, an individual who has demonstrated outstanding community involvement and leadership will be inducted into the Chamber Hall of Fame.

Review list of past award recipients

Businesses and organizations must be a Chamber member in good standing to be eligible for nomination.  Individuals do not need to be affiliated with a Chamber member to be eligible.

Review list of current Chamber members