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Chamber seeks nominations for Pride & Progress awards

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[December 06, 2011]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce invites you to help spotlight excellence in Logan County by making nominations for the chamber's Pride & Progress awards. Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 9 to celebrate the achievements of chamber members in the continued development and improvement of Logan County.

HardwareThe Pride & Progress awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievement and promote positive awareness. The Pride & Progress awards celebrate and acknowledge excellence, innovation, initiative and community involvement, and are a thank-you to those who go the extra mile to make Logan County a great place to live, work and play.

Awards will be presented during the chamber's annual dinner on Jan. 21 at the American Legion. All nominations are due by Jan. 9.

Awards are being given for:

  • Business of the Year -- to a business that contributes to the community, shows innovation and actively participates in events and projects within the community.

  • New Business of the Year -- to a business that has opened in the last 12 months and brings something new to our community, complimenting and contributing to the growth of Logan County.


  • Mike Abbott Volunteer of the Year -- to a person who is involved, committed, goes the extra mile, is dedicated and selfless for the betterment of our community.

  • Beautification Award -- to a business that enhances, improves and transforms their corner of the community into a more attractive place.

  • Excellence in Service -- to a business that demonstrates a commitment to the community, its customers and its employees, giving 100 percent always.

  • Ambassador of the Year -- to a chamber ambassador who attends ribbon-cuts, Business After Hours and other chamber events; encourages chamber membership; and is an overall ambassador and good steward of Logan County.

To be eligible to receive one of the above awards, businesses or individuals must be members in good standing of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce.

People can nominate themselves or another chamber business for any of the Pride & Progress awards by going to www.lincolnillinois.com, except for the Ambassador of the Year, which is determined by attendance at events and stewardship to the chamber and Logan County. The community is invited and encouraged to make nominations for these awards.

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Pride & Progress winners from the 2011 annual dinner were:

  • Business of the Year -- Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

  • New Business of the Year -- The Owl's Roost.

  • Mike Abbott Volunteer of the Year -- Vic Martinek.

  • Beautification Award -- Integrity Data.

  • Excellence in Service Award -- Logan Lanes.

  • Ambassador of the Year -- Mike Fak.

Nominations can be made by visiting www.lincolnillinois.com for a link to make your online nominations and for a complete listing of chamber membership.

The annual dinner and the Pride & Progress awards are part of the chamber's mission to serve the membership through a commitment to the economic prosperity of Lincoln and Logan County.

[Text from file received from the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]

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