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Chamber recognizes excellence in the community

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[January 16, 2013]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce invites the community. to help spotlight excellence in Logan County by making nominations for the chamber's Pride & Progress Awards. Nominations are being accepted to celebrate the achievements of chamber members in the continued development and improvement of Logan County.

The Pride & Progress Awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievement and promote positive awareness. The 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.

All nominations are due by Friday. Awards will be presented during the chamber's annual dinner on Jan. 26 at the American Legion.

Awards are being given for:

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

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

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

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

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

People can nominate themselves or another chamber business for any of the Pride & Progress Awards by going to www.lincolnillinois.com. The community is invited and encouraged to make nominations for these awards.

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Pride & Progress winners from the annual dinner last year:

  • Business of the Year -- Graue Inc.

  • New Business of the Year -- Anytime Fitness

  • Mike Abbott Volunteer of the Year -- Joe Fitzpatrick

  • Beautification Award -- Lincoln Theater 4

  • Excellence in Service Award -- NAPA Auto Parts

  • Ambassador of the Year -- Marcia Cook

Visit www.lincolnillinois.com for a link to make online nominations and for a complete chamber membership listing.

The annual dinner and the Pride & Progress Awards are part of the chamber's mission to advocate, support and unify local businesses for the prosperity of Logan County.

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

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