Entrepreneur of the Year

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” (Thomas Edison)

Do you know of a self-starter within our community who…

  • owns and/or manages a successful business venture which was started within the past 2 years?
  • possesses critical and creative thinking?
  • would rather work 16 hours a day for him/herself than 8 hours a day for someone else?

Young Professional of the Year ~ Under 40, yet Over and Above

“The future needs passionate, happy and confident leaders, willing to challenge the status quo and stand up for their convictions.” (Richard Branson)

Do you know a local professional who is…

  • under the age of 40 and has made a difference in their field, and/or in our community?
  • creative, innovative, and consistent?
  • a striver of excellence?

L.B. Henretty Memorial Outstanding Citizen of the Year

“No one has ever become poor from giving.” (Anne Frank)

Do you know of an individual who…

  • is at least 21 years of age?
  • contributes to society in the form of service or assistance rendered to individuals or to groups on a community, county or statewide basis, with emphasis on achievements resulting in benefits rendered to their fellow men on such basis?

Non-profit of the Year

“I would ask you to question who’s at the table and who’s not at the table and to think about those voices that aren’t represented when you’re making decisions.” (James Halliday, Board Chair of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy)

Do you know of a local nonprofit that…

  • impacts our community most positively through innovation and/or consistent service?
  • initiates collaborative efforts, and creates synergy and mutual success among partner organizations?
  • offers a breadth and/or depth of services to improve the well-being of our community?

Small Business of the Year

“A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.”
(Nicole Snow)

Do you know of a local business that…

  • employs less than 50 people?
  • demonstrates growth, integrity, innovation and exceptional customer service?
  • encourages community engagement, volunteerism and workforce development?

Large Business of the Year

“Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.”
(Tim Westergen, founder of Pandora)

Do you know of a local business that…

  • employs 50 or more people?
  • demonstrates growth, integrity, innovation, and exceptional customer service?
  • encourages community engagement, volunteerism, and workforce development?

Be the catalyst: nominate, so they may celebrate