The Pride & Progress Awards are sponsored by the chamber's
executive committee. This campaign is designed to recognize
outstanding achievement and promote positive awareness. The Pride &
Progress Awards celebrate and acknowledge excellence, innovation,
initiative, community involvement and are a thank-you to those who
go the extra mile to make Logan County a great place to live, work
Awards will be presented during the chamber's annual dinner Jan.
29 at the Elks Lodge.
Awards are being given out for:
Business of the Year -- a business that contributes to the
community, shows innovation and actively participates in events and
projects within the community.
New Business of the Year -- a business that has opened in the
last 12 months and brings something new to our community,
complementing and contributing to the growth of Logan County.
Mike Abbott Volunteer of the Year -- given to a person who is
involved, committed, goes the extra mile, and is dedicated and
selfless for the betterment of our community.
Beautification Award -- given to a business that enhances,
improves and transforms its corner of the community into a more
Excellence in Service -- given to a business that demonstrates a
commitment to the community, its customers and its employees, giving
100 percent always.
Ambassador of the Year -- a new award given to a chamber
ambassador who attends ribbon-cuts, Business After Hours and other
chamber events, encourages chamber membership, and is an overall
ambassador and steward of Logan County.
Students' Choice Award -- a new award voted on every month, with
the "This Place Rocks" trophy awarded to the monthly winner. The
winner of this award will have received the most votes in the year
To be eligible to receive one of the above awards, businesses or
individuals must be members in good standing with the Lincoln/Logan
County Chamber of Commerce.
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The community is invited and encouraged to make nominations for
these awards, except for the two new awards: Ambassador of the Year,
which is determined by attendance at events and stewardship to the
chamber and Logan County, and the Student's Choice Award, which is
determined by votes accumulated throughout the year.
You can nominate yourself or another chamber business for any of
the other Pride & Progress Awards by contacting the chamber at
217-735-2385, at 1555 Fifth St. or by visiting
www.lincolnillinois.com for a link to make your
and for a complete listing of chamber membership.
The Pride & Progress winners from the 2010 annual dinner
Small Business of the Year -- Lincoln IGA.
Large Business of the Year -- Eaton.
Mike Abbott Volunteer of the Year -- Phil Montalvo.
Beautification Award -- 4 Corners Lube and Curry
Professional Lawn Care.
New Business of the Year -- Best Western of Lincoln.
The annual dinner and the Pride & Progress Awards are part of the
chamber's mission to advocate for business by providing leadership,
programs and services that create, protect and enhance the business
environment for the benefit of chamber members and Lincoln and Logan
[Text from file received from
the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce]