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Chamber award nomination deadline Saturday

The search is on for Fort Macleod’s next Citizen of the Year.
Nominations for Citizen of the Year and other awards will be accepted by the Chamber of Commerce until Saturday, Sept. 21.
“It’s super positive and motivating for companies and individuals to receive nominations,” Chamber business liaison Ashley Nelson said. “I strongly encourage you to nominate at least one person.”
The awards will be presented Friday, Oct. 25.
Nelson provided Chamber members with an update on the annual awards program Thursday at Stronghold Brewing Co.
The Citizen of the Year award is presented to someone who has demonstrated excellent volunteerism, community spirit and citizenship.
Nominations are also being sought for the following awards:
• Junior Citizen of the Year — Presented to someone 18 years of age or younger who has demonstrated excellent volunteerism, community spirit and citizenship.
• Community Enhancement — Presented to an organization, individual or business who has shown outstanding community spirit and support.
• Outstanding Business — Presented to a business that has shown dedication to development and growth.
• Small Business — Presented to a business with one to nine employees that has shown outstanding community spirit and support, and provides strong customer service.
• Large Business — Presented to a business with 10 or more employees that has shown outstanding community spirit and support, and provides strong customer service.
• Customer Service — Presented to a business that demonstrates a positive attitude and integrity, and which goes the extra mile for customers and clients.
• Employee Service — Presented to an outstanding employee who demonstrates an excellent ongoing level of customer service.
• Agricultural Business — Presented to a business that promotes Fort Macleod and district’s local, natural resources in the best possible and most sustainable way. The recipient also promotes positive change in agriculture through its practices and expertise.
• Home-Based Business — Presented to a business operating successfully within or out of a residence, providing something beneficial to the community.
• New Business — Presented to a business established within the past two years that has demonstrated notable achievements.
Nominees for business awards must have a Town of Fort Macleod business licence.
People submitting nominations must provide a written explanation supporting the nomination.
The deadline for nominations, to be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Chamber office at 258 Main Street or P.O. Box 178, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0, is Saturday, Sept. 21.
Nominations can also be e-mailed to fmawardgala@gmail.com.
Last year’s recipients were: Jim Farmer, Citizen; Rebecca Runions, Junior Citizen; Front Line Towing, New Business; Suzy Magallanes, Employee Service; Fort Pharmacy staff, Customer Service; Davis Dodge, Large Business; Weston Manufacturing, Small Business; DeKok Forage Producers, Agricultural Business; and Market on Main, Community Enhancement.

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