Chamber Accepting Nominations for Excellence Awards

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards of Excellence, which recognize and honor businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals for their contributions to the community.

Nominations are being accepted in six categories, and may be submitted through midnight Sept. 16. All nominations will be submitted to the Chamber's Business Awards Task Force, which will select five nominees for each award.

Voting will open the last week of October, to Chamber members and their employees.

To nominate a business, organization or business for an award, go online to Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

Key Service Award – This award honors a Chamber member non-profit organization that serves with enthusiasm and dedication, addressing needs in the community and aligning the vision of its organization for maximum effectiveness. The 2018 recipient was the Advocacy & Resource Center.

Strength of Sheridan – This award honors a Chamber member business or organization that has a tenure in the community of 20 years or more, has demonstrated consistent servce, has continually invested in the community and demonstrated sustained quality performance. The 2018 recipient was Whitney Benefits.

Spirit of Sheridan – This honors a business or individual who volunteers countless hours for the betterment of the Chamber and Sheridan County, demonstrates vision, ambition and drive to serve the community and the mission of the Chamber. The 2018 recipient was Amy Albrecht.

Chamber Award of Excellence: Small Business – This honors a Chamber member business with less than 20 full-time employees that demonstrates steady growth, solid leadership and a strong commitment to the success of the Sheridan area. The business shows innovation in strategic planning, employee development and customer service, and is actively involved in the bettermen of the community. The 2018 recipient was Landon's Greenhouse & Nursery Inc.

Chamber Award of Excellence: Large Business – Honors a Chamber member business with 20 or more employees that maintains consistent growth and strong performance, understands its customers, has an engaged workforce and effective leadership and is continually innovating to support future growth. The 2018 recipient was Kennon.

Business Person of the Year – This honors a Chamber member business person who shows outstanding business acumen and strong leadership in business and community efforts. The 2018 recipient was Jessica Garrelts.

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