Nominations sought for Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year Awards

January 02, 2014

Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the Year Banquet

The annual Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year Awards banquet is on the horizon, and the deadline for nominations is fast approaching.

“Nominations for the various awards have been coming in and once again, there are a number of candidates,” reports Chamber of Commerce Executive Manager Lezlie Strasser. “It's important to us that no worthy firm or individual is overlooked, and we want to remind the community that the deadline for nominations is Friday, January 24th."

The Awards Banquet has been the Chamber’s most distinguished affair for over 25 years. Dozens of firms and individuals have been recognized for excellence in Cornwall's business sector, with others honoured for outstanding contributions to the community as a whole. This year's banquet will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

“One of the key individual awards is the Citizen of the Year, and more than 40 members of our community have been honoured with this prestigious award,” said Ms. Strasser. “It is given annually to someone whose selfless commitment to the community and its people has made Cornwall a better place to work and to live.”

Nomination forms and additional details about the Business Excellence Awards can be found on the Chamber of Commerce website. Nomination forms and award details can also be picked up at the Chamber office at 113 Second Street East.

“I hope that anyone who knows of a deserving firm or individual take the time to submit a nomination. It is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Cornwall to salute those in our community who have made a positive difference,” said Ms. Strasser.

The Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards is a distinguished Cornwall tradition established in 1988. The Awards recognize outstanding achievements by Cornwall area businesses and individuals in the fields of commerce, community work and/or innovation. The awards ceremony, coupled with the presentation of the coveted Citizen of Year award is one of Cornwall’s most prestigious annual affairs.

 

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