2017 Chamber of Commerce Award Nominations

Nominate for as few or as many categories as you'd like! Nominations will be open until November 1st! Voting will be open between November 2nd - 24th. Make plans to attend our Christmas Gala and Awards Ceremony on December 12th.

This award is presented to a member of the Ohio County Chamber of Commerce, either an individual or business that demonstrates a continuing active interest in the well-being of the Chamber and has made a significant contribution to the overall success of the Chamber. The recipient will have met any or all of the following criteria: Actively promotes and assists the Chamber with its recruitment of new members. Attends Chamber activities. Participates in Chamber committees and supports the organization and planning of Chamber events. Pursues new opportunities for the Chamber by demonstrating leadership and commitment to the well- being of the Chamber.
This award is not subject to public nominations, however, the Ohio County Chamber of Commerce does accept recommendations from the general public. The award recipient is chosen by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and can be presented posthumously. The primary criteria to be considered includes: Involved in business for a minimum of 25 years. A proved commitment to doing business in Ohio County. Dedication to employees and the broader community. Demonstration of business leadership and sound business practices. Previous recognition by industry/colleagues/governing body related to business excellence.
This award is presented to a business with 25 employees or fewer that has demonstrated sound business practices, leadership, involvement in the Ohio County community, and exceptional employee relations. The recipient will have done so in any or all of the following areas: Has lead a community based, socio-economic, political or cultural cause for the betterment of the community at large. Is involved in the community (i.e. membership in charitable organizations, sponsorship of sports teams and or associations, representation on community based boards, and contributes to worthy causes). Demonstrates responsibility in all business activities- fair play in a competitive environment. High standard of business activity through sound employee relations through benefits programs, profit share programs, formal employee appraisal systems, incentive programs, regular employee celebrations. Committed to safety in the workplace (hours of operation with lost time accidents, safety performance records vs. legislative requirements and/ or company goals for safety handling of dangerous products, goods or service). Environmental awareness through the use of environmentally friendly products, recycling programs, adherence to environmental legislation, internal programs developed solely on environmentally friendly merits.
This award is presented to a business with more than 25 employees that has demonstrated sound business practices, leadership, productivity and quality, sound employee relations and a commitment to the broader community. The recipient will have done so in any or all of the following areas: Has lead a community based, socio-economic, political or cultural cause for the betterment of the community at large. Is involved in the community (i.e. membership in charitable organizations, sponsorship of sports teams and or associations, representation on community based boards, and contributes to worthy causes). Demonstrates responsibility in all business activities – fair play in competitive environment. High standard of business activity through sound employee relations through benefits programs, profit share programs, formal employee appraisal systems, incentive programs, regular employee celebrations. Committed to safety in the workplace (hours of operation with lost time accidents, safety performance records vs. legislative requirements and/or company goals for safety handling of dangerous products, goods or service). Environmental awareness through the use of environmentally friendly products, recycling programs, adherence to environmental legislation, internal programs developed solely on environmentally friendly merits.
This award is presented to a Chamber member, either an individual or business that has demonstrated initiative and innovation in business. The recipient will have done so in any or all of the following areas: Has demonstrated innovation through the establishment of a new business, product, or idea, or has introduced new concepts or strategies within an existing organization, helping it to be successful. Growth and success within the past year of operation. Created new employment opportunities. Commitment to a broader community. Sound employee relations and a commitment to customer service. Commitment to safety in the workplace. Has developed a solid business plan that has led to individual and business success.
This award is presented to a food service or restaurant business owner that has been chosen as the Best Place to Eat in Ohio County.

2016 Ohio County Chamber of Commerce People's Choice Awards

People's Choice Award--Small Business of the Year goes to Next 2 New Consignment

This award, nominated and voted on by the public was presented to a business with fewer than 25 employees that has demonstrated sound business practices, leadership, productivity and quality, sound employee relations and a commitment to the broader community. 

 

People's Choice Award--Best Restaurant of the Year goes to Lil' Stevies

CHOSEN BY THE VOTING PUBLIC AS THE BEST PLACE TO EAT IN OHIO COUNTY.

 

 

 

People's choice award -- Large business OF THE YEAR

Rice's pharmacy - This award, nominated and voted on by the public was presented to a business with more than 25 employees that has demonstrated sound business practices, leadership, productivity and quality, sound employee relations and a commitment to the broader community. 

 

New business/ENTREPRENeuR OF THE YEAR

Home Sweet Home Care - This award was presented to kyle martin, founder of home sweet home care for his initiative and innovation in this new company.

 

 

lifetime achievement award

this award is presented to frances southard, and was chosen by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 

 

Chamber member OF THE YEAR

Ohio County Hospital - This award was presented to Ohio County Hospital in appreciation of their continuing active interest in the well-being of the Chamber and their significant contribution to the overall success of the Chamber.

 

NANCY WARNICK AWARD

Cece Robinson - This award is an Annual Award that has been given for several years by the Board of Directors in memory of Nancy Warnick who was a strong supporter of the Chamber and the Ohio County Community.  ms. robinson was chosen for her commitment to Ohio County and the Chamber.

 

 

2015 Ohio County Chamber of Commerce People's Choice Awards

 

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD -- SMall BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SALON C - Carolyn Bunch, Salon C owner, accepts the People's Choice Award for Small Business of the Year.  This award, nominated and voted on by the public was presented to a business with fewer than 25 employees that has demonstrated sound business practices, leadership, productivity and quality, sound employee relations and a commitment to the broader community. 

 

 

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD -- RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

LIL STEVIE'S - STEPHEN EDGE ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR LIL STEVIE'S, CHOSEN BY THE VOTING PUBLIC AS THE BEST PLACE TO EAT IN OHIO COUNTY.

 

 

 

 

 

People's choice award -- Large business OF THE YEAR

Rice's pharmacy - David Figg, Rice's, accepts the People's Choice Award for Large Business of the Year.  This award, nominated and voted on by the public was presented to a business with more than 25 employees that has demonstrated sound business practices, leadership, productivity and quality, sound employee relations and a commitment to the broader community. 

New business/ENTREPRENeuR OF THE YEAR

National Office Furniture - The award was presented in recognition of the initiative and innovation demonstrated in the new product line startup at the Fordsville plant.

Keith Beatty accepts the award on behalf of Nation Office Furniture

Chamber member OF THE YEAR

State representative tommy thompson - This award was presented to Representative Thompson in appreciation of his continuing active interest in the well-being of the Chamber and his significant contribution to the overall success of the Chamber.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HAYWARD SPINKS - This award recipient is chosen by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Having been involved in business for a many years, Mr. Spinks has proven a commitment to doing business in Ohio County and demonstrated business leadership and sound business practices. He has shown a dedication to employees and the broader community.   

NANCY WARNICK AWARD

CHARLOTTE WHITTAKER - This award is an Annual Award that has been given for several years by the Board of Directors in memory of Nancy Warnick who was a strong supporter of the Chamber and the Ohio County Community.  Mrs. Whittaker was chosen for her commitment to Ohio County and the Chamber.

2014 Ohio County Chamber of Commerce Awards

EntreprenuEr of the Year

Sara Michaels Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chamber Member OF THE YEAR

Debbie Boehmann