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Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for awards luncheon

Categories include Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year and Excellence in Business.
Posted on Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.

NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for their annual awards luncheon.

Brief letters explaining why nominees should receive specific awards will be accepted by mail or in person until Friday, Feb. 22.

Awards will be bestowed based on the following criteria:

Citizen of the Year

Ÿ Must be civic minded and dedicated to church, club or community service

Ÿ Have good moral character

Ÿ Own a business or reside in Nappanee

Ÿ Have made a significant contribution to Nappanee through his or her work in business, government, service club or volunteer organization

Ÿ Does not have to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce

Educator of the Year

Ÿ Dedication to the profession of education

Ÿ High academic and moral standards for self and community

Ÿ Motivator of self, colleagues, students and community

Ÿ Inspired initiator of programs and projects of education

Ÿ A team builder cooperating with community, educational system and citizens to insure excellence and productivity

Ÿ Resides or teaches in the WaNee area

Ÿ Nominations from students are encouraged

Excellence in Business (Business of the Year)

Ÿ Must be a member of the Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce

Ÿ Have significantly impacted the community through growth of their respective business

Ÿ Have contributed to the community above and beyond most normal expectations

Ÿ Have partnered with the city, schools or service organizations to help promote a particular project or event for Nappanee

Ÿ Have a track record of commitment to Nappanee



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