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2019 Annual Award Nomination Information

Each year, the Chamber recognizes its outstanding members in various categories at the Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at St. Florian Event Center in Wintersville. The nomination process is simple. Just click below to access and complete a brief online form. There are only four questions. The Chamber staff and special events committee will gather the necessary information about your nominee. If you have questions or would like to submit a nominee via email or regular mail, please contact Tricia Maple at the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226 or The deadline to submit a nominee is Friday, September 13th, 2019.


  1. New or Emerging Business of the Year: Open to Chamber member businesses that have been open and operational for three years or less.  Criteria that will considered is: What makes it unique, an asset to the community, a strong chamber member and/or an especially valuable member of the business community?  How has it contributed to the local community from a charitable or educational standpoint?
  2. Young Professional of the Year:  Open to people age 40 or under who own, manage or are employed by a Chamber member business.  Criteria that will be considered is:  What does this person do or have they done as a local professional that sets them apart from others?  What are their outside interests/contributions? What are their future plans? How do they contribute to the local community, either from a business standpoint, philanthropic or both? Does their professional image and conduct reflect well on the local community?
  3. Business of the Year: Open to all Chamber member businesses of any size or type.  Criteria that will be considered is: What has this business done specifically in the past year that was notable and/or  helped the local community? Has it experienced expansion, exceptional employee growth, added an innovative product or service, etc.?  Has it been recognized with local or national awards?
  4. Lifetime Achievement:  Open to any Chamber member business or person who owns, manages or is employed by such.  Criteria that will be considered is: Length of service and commitment to the local community,  support of business and non-business organizations, philanthropic endeavors and the positive affect that the person or business has had locally and beyond.