Each year, the Winters Chamber of Commerce honors citizens, and a business, that have made significant contributions to the Winters community. Nominations are now open for the Winters Citizen of the Year, the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, Winters Senior Citizen of the Year, and the recipient of the Theodore Winters Award. The criteria for each of these awards are:
~ Citizen of the Year: Someone who has made significant contributions to the betterment of the Winters community, particularly as a volunteer capacity, in a variety of activities and over a long of time. The activities should have required a considerable selfless expenditure of time and energy. The Citizen of the Year is selected by a committee of Past Citizens of the Year and a Chamber of Commerce representative.
~ Theodore Winters Award: Someone who has also made a significant contribution to the betterment of the Winters community, but over a shorter period of time, and generally in one or two activities.
~ Business of the Year: a business that has been a community leader and has shown unselfish contribution to the Winters residents. The recipient is regarded as a “role model” in enhancing the relationship between the business community and local residents.
~ Senior Citizen of the Year: A senior citizen who has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of life for the Winters community and its residents.
To nominate someone for an award, please provide the nominee’s name, the award for which she or he is being nominated, and a brief summary of his/her contributions to the community. Include your name and telephone number in case additional information about the nominee is necessary.
The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 10. Mail or hand-deliver nominations to the Winters Chamber of Commerce office located at 201 First Street, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners of the Chamber awards will be formally honored at the annual Year in Review celebration, planned on Saturday, Jan. 27. More information for this event will follow in the weeks to come.
For more information, call the Chamber, 795-2329.