Entrepreneur of the Year

“Dear Pessimist, Optimist and Realist: While you guys argued whether the glass was full or empty, I sold the glass.”   Sincerely,  An Entrepreneur

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

  • owns and/or manages a successful business 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

“Young people aren’t the leaders of tomorrow. They are the leaders of today and tomorrow.” (Kathy Calvin, President/CEO of United Nations Foundation)

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

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” (Booker T. Washington, American educator, author and orator)

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

“Nonprofit organizations are at work every day in our communities, and their work is evident in the people they are serving.” (Grace King, American author)

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

“When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.” (unknown)

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

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said, “a faster horse”!” (Henry Ford, American industrialist)

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