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Chamber accepting lifetime, citizen, business award noms

The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the lifetime achievement, citizen of the year, business of the year and lifetime business awards.

The deadline for submission is at the end of business on Wed., Jan. 15.

The winners will be announced at the chamber’s annual banquet, which will be held Fri., Jan. 24.

The following criteria has been set for nominations for each award:

Lifetime Achievement Award- Through this award, the chamber seeks to identify a leader whose long-term active engagement in the community has had a significant, positive economic impact locally. The winner is a successful leader in a company, industry and in our community. Further, the award allows the chamber to recognize a true pillar who will teach future generations by example. This award recognizes contributions over the entirety of a career and life, rather than, or in addition to, a single contribution. Nominee has been active in the community for at least 10-15 years cumulatively. NOTE: Individuals will not be honored more than once for this award.

Citizen of the Year – The Citizen of the Year Award is a special honor meant to recognize individuals, not for a particular year of volunteer service, but rather to recognize a person who has performed outstanding and dedicated volunteer service to the community and/or towards helping others over time separate from their employment responsibilities. It may be presented to living persons or posthumously. With the Citizen of the Year award, usually there are significant accomplishments which have occurred during the past 1-3 years. This award differs in that the recipients are individuals whose service to the community has been so significant in civic, economic development, political, educational and/or religious activities over a sustained period of time that the history of the Atmore Area could not be written reasonably without their inclusion.

Business of the Year – The Business of the Year will have demonstrated how they stand out from the crowd in our community including ambition, profitability, growth, sound business planning, customer satisfaction and management of people – they will have a “Wow Factor” that is worth celebrating. This business must (1) be in good standing as a member of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, (2) be established locally in the same business for at least five years, (3) demonstrate community leadership by participating in community activities and contribution of their time, effort and resources, (4) demonstrate exemplary business practices, including the use of quality products and/or services and conducting business in a facility with an attractive image, (5) demonstrate growth and profitability, (6) reflect leadership and community involvement through volunteer, contributions or in-kind services, (8) demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Lifetime Business Award – Through this award, we seek to identify a business whose long-term active engagement in our community has had a significant, positive economic impact locally. A Lifetime Business Award winner is a successful business leader in both industry and our community. Further, the Lifetime Business Award allows us to recognize a true pillar who will teaches future generations by example. This award recognizes contributions over the entirety of a career and life, rather than, or in addition to, a single contribution. Nominee must (1) be established locally in the same business for at least 10-15 years cumulatively, (2) demonstrate community leadership by participating in community activities and contribution of their time, effort and resources, (4) demonstrate exemplary business practices, including the use of quality products and/or services and conducting business in a facility with an attractive image, (5) demonstrates growth and profitability, (6) reflect leadership and community involvement through volunteer, contributions or in-kind services, (8) demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Nominations may be submitted via email to Info@AtmoreChamber.com, by fax (251) 368- 0800, by mail or in person to 137 N. Main St.

Atmore, Alabama 36502