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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce accepting nominees

UPDATE:

DEADLINE EXTENDED
Submission deadline is 12:00 P.M.(noon),Friday, November 4, 2016

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From staff reports

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year, 2016 Non Profit Community Service Award, and 2016 Community Service Business Award. All nominations will be due by 12 p.m. Noon, Friday, October 28, 2016. Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner on December 1, 2016.

To nominate someone for Citizen of the Year award, a detailed written resume’ outlining the activities of the person being nominated must be submitted to:

Citizen of the Year Committee – CONFIDENTIAL

C/O The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce

1012 Green Avenue

Orange, TX 77630-5620

This award will be open to any resident of Orange County, male or female. They may be, but not need be, a member of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce.

They should be selected on the basis of their activities during the year for which they are being selected. However, the committee can take into account the activities of the individual over the last three years.

The award should not be presented to paid professional leaders such as City Manager, County Judges and others in this category. If circumstances warrant, an Honorable Mention could be given to person(s) in this category.

The nominations are by secret ballot to preserve the enigma of the winner. If nominees are in a runoff, then only the Committee Chair, Chairman of the Board and President will know the results until it is publicly announced at the Annual Awards Meeting.

Final selection of the recipient of the award will be made by the selection committee. The Chairman of the Board will select the chairs of the committee. The committee chairman will select committee members, with a minimum of three.

If you know someone who has served the Orange area community that would qualify as a 2016 Citizen of the Year Award recipient, please send your nomination, giving personal information and details of the work done by such a person.

To nominate for the 2016 Community Service – Business award, the nomination must include the name of the business, its location, and details of activities/reasons for the nominations for this award.

Mail nominations to:

2016 Community Service – Business Award

C/O The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce

1012 Green Avenue

Orange, TX 77630

The award is open to businesses located in the Greater Orange Area and is to be a member of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Orange Area represents Orange, Pinehurst, West Orange, Mauriceville and Orangefield.

The business should be selected on the basis of their activities during the year for which they are being selected. However, the committee can take into account the activities of the business over the last five years.

The Award should not be presented to any governmental entity, Chamber, or similar entity.

The nominations are by secret ballot to preserve the enigma of the winner. Only the Committee Chair, Chairman of the Board and President will know the results until it is publicly announced on the designated date.

Nominations will be accepted through a specified time period.

The selection committee will make final selection of the recipient of the award. The Chairman of the Board will select the chair of the committee. The chairman will select committee members, with a maximum of three. All Committee members should be affiliated with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce.

To nominate for the 2016 Non-Profit Community Service Award, the nomination must include the name of the business, its location, and details of activities/reasons for the nominations for this award.

The award is open to any Non Profit Organization with a 501 (c) 3 tax status located in the Greater Orange Area. The Greater Orange Area represents Orange, Pinehurst, West Orange, Mauriceville and Orangefield.

Mail Nominations to:

2016 Non Profit Community Service Award

C/O The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce

1012 Green Avenue

Orange, TX 77630

The Non Profit Organization is to be a member of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Non Profit Organization should be selected on the basis of their activities during the year for which they are being selected. However, the committee can take into account the activities of the organization over the last five years.

The Award should not be presented to any governmental entity, Chamber, or similar entity.

The nominations are by secret ballot to preserve the enigma of the winner. Only the Committee Chair, Chairman of the Board and President will know the results until it is publicly announced on the designated date.

Nominations will be accepted through a specified time period.

The selection committee will make final selection of the recipient of the award. The Chairman of the Board will select the chair of the committee. The chairman will select committee members, with a maximum of three. All Committee members should be affiliated with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce.

The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on December 1, 2016. Information will be sent to area media.

To obtain nomination forms and guidelines please visit the Chamber website www.orangetexaschamber.org or contact the Chamber office (409) 883-3536.