By: Jc Tinsley
Aug 12th, 2013
(Carmi)-Nominations are currently being accepted for three awards the Carmi Chamber of Commerce will present in October.
The public, not just chamber members or officers are welcome to nominate a Citizen of the Year as well as Large and Small Businesses of the Year. Executive Director Ray Mitchell posted information in the latest Chamber newsletter on how to make nominations for each of the categories as well as how those nominations will be judged.
Citizen of the Year nominations will be considered for their involvement and contributions over the last year as well as over their lifetime or citizenship. They’re also looking for letters that show the nominee’s strength of character.
Obviously, single letters supporting a nominee are welcome, but multiple letters from a variety of people over the years have certainly helped and made a difference in the nominees selection. Keith Hoskins was the recipient of the 2012 award. He was recognized for his volunteer work and service as school board president.
If there’s a business in Carmi that you feel has gone the extra mile or provides an important service to the community, you’re encouraged to nominate them as well.
Large businesses are those with 11 or more employees while small businesses considered have 10 or less staff. Anyone is welcome to nominate a business for the award. Only chamber member businesses will be considered however.
A full list of member businesses is available online via the city’s website at www.cityofcarmi.com. Past winners include, Jo’s Merle Norman, the Hale Body Shop, Elastec American Marine and O’Daniel Trucking, Incorporated.
Nominations must be made in letter form and should be returned to the Carmi Chamber of Commerce office by September 7th. Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s annual Dinner on October 7th at First Christian Church in Carmi.