The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2014 awards for the Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. Nominations are open to the entire community and may be submitted to the Chamber office via email or online through sheltonchamber.org/awards until 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014. Following the nominations process, ballots will be mailed to all members in good standing – each Chamber member is permitted one vote.
The 2014 award winners will be revealed at the Annual Awards Gala to be held on Friday, January 16, 2014 at Little Creek Casino Resort. The Gala is a brilliant celebration of the amazing individuals and businesses that support the Chamber and Mason County. Tickets to attend the event will be made available towards the end of the season.
The Chamber’s executive director Heidi McCutcheon says, “It is truly a blessing that we, as a Chamber, are able to gather together each year and celebrate the community-minded businesses and extraordinary individuals who serve Mason County.”
Business of the Year honors the Chamber member business that made the most significant contribution benefiting the Shelton and Mason County business community over the past year. Last year, the award went to Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop. Patti Case of Green Diamond Resource Company was elected the Citizen of the Year 2013, an award given annually to the individual who has made the most outstanding contributions to enhance the business community and the community at large and who have given freely of their time, talents, energy and expertise.
The Chamber also recognizes its volunteers for their contributions to the Chamber’s programs and activities. From those who volunteer their time, talent, energy and expertise to enhance the business community and the community at large, last year’s Volunteer of the Year Sue Patterson is part of Sage Book Store, Senior Services for South Sound, & the Chamber’s Beautification committee among a myriad of other organizations. The President’s Choice Award was presented to Hood Canal Communications for their dedicated approach to business and for demonstrating exceptional commitment and high spirits on a daily basis.