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Early Nominations for 2022 Annual Awards Banquet

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is asking its members and residents to submit nominations for the following awards:

Duke Energy Award for Public Service is presented to a business or an individual who participates in activities that set a standard and foster a culture for citizenship, service, and community responsibility. They should demonstrate a commitment to service and/or civic participation over a sustained period. In addition to this, the nominees should demonstrate one or more of the following business values: integrity, stewardship, inclusion, initiative, teamwork, and accountability.

The Business of the Year Award is presented to a business who is in good standing with the Chamber and has shown notable entrepreneurial and business accomplishments. The award honors a member business for outstanding contributions to the economic health and quality of life in Cherokee County.

The Hall of Fame Award is awarded to an individual who has made a significant ongoing contribution to Cherokee County’s business landscape and the general community at large for many years. The individual and/or their business are seen as longtime leaders and innovators in their industry sector and has made a valuable contribution to the general communities of Cherokee County. The nominees should demonstrate good character and generally seen as a ‘pillar’ of the local business community. Any chamber member may nominate a business for recognition (including their own), and only chamber member businesses are eligible for recognition. In general, nominees should be those whose business practices and professional conduct contribute to a sense of fellowship among all local businesses, and which helps to promote Cherokee County as a good place in which to do business.

The Selection Committee will receive nominations, examine supporting information and vote for the recipient (majority wins). The Committee reserves the right to seek additional information on the nominees’ activities. The committee will ideally consist of diverse business and civic members, primarily Chamber members from the Board of Directors.

Nominations may be made in the form of a letter of recommendation to the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce via email, or by mailing it to the Chamber at 225 S Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340 by Friday, January 21, 2022. The letter should state the reasons why the individual being nominated is worthy of the honor. For more information call 864-489-5721.

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet showcases local business and business leaders as well as provide Chamber updates and community goals for the upcoming year. The banquet is also an opportunity to honor those who have contributed to progress in the business community. More information will be posted in the near future regarding date and speaker for the 2022 Annual Banquet.

Frannie Stockwell, Executive Director

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce