Chamber accepting nominations for awards dinner

CLARION The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry is accepting nominations for the following categories: Citizen of the Year; Lifetime Achievement Award; Business of the Year (Community Service Division);Business of the Year (Economic Development Division) and Education Business Partner.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

The following is a breakdown of each award category along with the criteria:

Citizen(s) of the Year

4Community involvement as a volunteer, employee or employer for the Clarion community during thispast year

4Individual contributions toward the continual "quality of life" and growth of Clarion County with specialemphasis on recent accomplishments

4Award is open to anyone who lives or works in Clarion County

4Award is open to couples as well as individuals

4Past "Citizen(s) of the Year" recipients are ineligible.

Lifetime Achievement Award

4Dedicated their lives to a worthy cause or somehow made an impact in society or in the lives ofothers either as a volunteer, employee or an employer

4Individual contributions toward the continual "quality of life" and growth of Clarion County

4Award is open to anyone who lives or works in Clarion County

4Award is open to couples as well as individuals

4Past "Lifetime Recipient(s) of the Year" are ineligible

Business of the Year (Community Service Division)

4The business must be a member in good standing with the Clarion Area Chamber of Business andIndustry for at least one year prior to nomination

4Community involvement (e.g. time and hours donated toward community projects, sponsorships, LittleLeague, etc.)

4Contribution of financial resources (e.g. facilities, labor, equipment, etc.)

Business of the Year (Economic Development Division)

4The business must be a member in good standing with the Clarion Area Chamber of Business andIndustry for at least one year prior to nomination.

4Increased employment for Clarion County

4Facility expansions and improvements

Education Business Partner

4The business must be a member in good standing with the Clarion Area Chamber of Business andIndustry for at least one year prior to nomination

4The nomination should consist of a narrative that explains the contributions the private sectorbusiness has made to support one or more schools in Clarion County

To nominate an individual and/or business that meet the listed criteria, please submit the name(s) along with supporting documentation of qualifications.

Nomination forms are available at the chamber.

Please address nominations to the following: Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry c/o "Awards Nominations," 650 Main Street, Clarion, Pa. 16214.

For more information, stop by the Chamber office at 650 Main Street or contact Tracy at the Chamberoffice at (814) 226-9161 or tracy@clarionpa.com.