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Chamber seeks awards nominees

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm


Kelly Lapczynski


As the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce eyes today’s nomination deadline for the awards it will bestow at its annual banquet and membership celebration later this month, Executive Director Hope Sartain has issued a call for additional nominees in two categories.

The chamber is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year and Small Business of the Year, a 2017 addition to the award categories.

Any chamber member in good standing may submit a nomination.

Schools are also reminded to submit their nominations for the Creating Educational Opportunities (CEO) Business Partner of the Year award.

An online nomination form can be found on the Chamber website at http://www.tullahoma.org. Look for “Signature Events” under the “Chamber in Action” tab.

Nominations, due by the end of business today, should be presented in an articulate and detailed manner, explaining why the nominee was chosen.  The final selection will be made by the Chamber Awards Selection Committee.

Awards will also be given in the following categories: Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. Outgoing chamber president Bill Yoder will present the President’s Award.

Diane Bryant, who recently retired from the Executive Director position, will be honored at the Jan. 28 event.  The banquet will also serve to officially welcome her replacement, Sartain, and to recognize a change in leadership on the chamber’s board of directors.

The evening banquet, which will celebrate chamber successes throughout 2016 and detail its goals for the coming year, is set to with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. at the Tullahoma Business Center, 414 Wilson Ave.

The theme is “Mardi Gras.”

Seating is limited. Individual tickets are $65. Corporate sponsorships, which include seating for eight, are also available.

To reserve a seat or sponsor a table, contact Jennifer Young at 455-5497 or via e-mail at jennifer@tullahoma.org by Monday, Jan. 23.