December 11 – The Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce today announced that nominations for the 2013 Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the Year are arriving every day.
“The Awards Banquet is the Chamber’s most distinguished affair and this year, it will be a particularly special one,” reports Executive Manager, Lezlie Strasser. “I am pleased to announce that the 2013 Awards banquet will be the 25th anniversary of the event and we are looking forward to a wonderful evening.”
There are a number of awards presented to firms that have achieved excellence in the Cornwall area business sector. They include Entrepreneur, Small Business, Lifetime Business Achievement and more. Then there are individual awards such as Above and Beyond, the new, Ambassador award, Breakthrough, and the Dr. Taylor Humanitarian award.
Along with the various business awards, there is the prestigious Citizen of the Year. “The Citizen award has been bestowed on Cornwall area residents for more than 40 years,” notes Strasser. It is given annually to someone whose selfless commitment to the community and its people has made Cornwall a better place to work and to live.”
Details of the Awards Banquet can be found on the Chamber’s web site along with nomination forms. Forms may also be picked up at the Chamber office at 113 Second Street East. “I encourage anyone who knows of a deserving firm or individual to visit www.cornwallchamber.com and complete a nomination. It is a wonderful opportunity for our citizens to salute those in our community who make a positive difference.”