2017 Chamber Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration ~ Award Nominations Requested

The 2017 Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner & Awards Celebration is Thursday, March 9, 2017. We are requesting your nominations for the awards presented the evening of the 9th. Save the date as we hope you'll be in attendance!


Please see the six award categories below and their respective nomination areas of interest. You may choose to nominate a candidate in one or all six categories. To successfully submit a nomination, please refer to each bulleted point or question and provide at least one sentence in response (per bullet).


We ask your nominations are primarily, if not all,Chamber members. Please click here for a listing of current members by category of business type; the membership listing also includes individual members. Please note the font is small, if you are unable to zoom in, we'd be happy to email you a copy, email kaitlin.jessip@fortscott.com

   

Click here for a history of award winners to take into consideration when making your nomination. Thank you in advance for your participation!


Nominations will be accepted through February 20, 2017

 

New Business of the Year
Given to a business which has been newly established in the past three years and exemplifies the business practices for which all businesses strive.

Please respond to all the following inquiries:

  • What contributions has this business made to our economic and community development?

  • What service to the community has this business been involved in outside the work place?

  • What excellence through best practices has been demonstrated by this business?

  • If any awards or recognition have been received, please list them.

  • How has this business responded to and overcome challenges and problems?

  • What has their involvement been in the Area of Chamber of Commerce activities?

 

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Business of the Year
Given to the business that continually expands, improves and benefits the Fort Scott area through its achievements and accomplishments.

Please respond to all the following inquiries:

  • What contributions has this business made to our economic and community development?

  • What service to the community has this business been involved in outside the work place?

  • What excellence through best practices has been demonstrated by this business?

  • If any awards or recognition have been received, please list them.

  • How has this business responded to and overcome challenges and problems?

  • What has their involvement been in the Area of Chamber of Commerce activities?



 

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Community Spirit Award
Given to a business that goes above and beyond for the community; participating, contributing, and adding to the overall enhancement of the Fort Scott area.

Please respond to all the following inquiries:

  • What contributions has this business made to our economic and community development?

  • What service to the community has this business been involved in outside the work place?

  • What excellence through best practices has been demonstrated by this business?

  • If any awards or recognition have been received, please list them.

  • How has this business responded to and overcome challenges and problems?

  • What has their involvement been in the Area of Chamber of Commerce activities?

 

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Agri-Business of the Year
Given to the agri-business (including farms and ranches) that has contributed to the overall economy and benefit of the Fort Scott area community.

Please respond to all the following inquiries:

  • What contributions has this business made to our economic and community development?

  • What service to the community has this business been involved in outside the work place?

  • What excellence through best practices has been demonstrated by this business?

  • If any awards or recognition have been received, please list them.

  • How has this business responded to and overcome challenges and problems?

  • What has their involvement been in the area of Chamber of Commerce activities?


 

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Young Professional of the Year
Given to a professional 35 years old or younger who personifies the traits desired in a "great" business person.

Please respond to how this individual demonstrates all the following traits:

  • How this individual demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for their job.

  • Is resourceful and competent, knows where to seek help and find ways to get to a solution.

  • Is self disciplined and manages their job to meet various project deadlines, stays focused and determined.

  • Independent, can work autonomously when needs to but can also be a very effective member of a team.

  • Is resilient and not discouraged when they struggle to attain an assigned goal, learns from the experience.

  • Is versatile and demonstrates ability to handle multiple assignments.


 

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Business Person of the Year
Given to professionals who personify all the traits desired in a "great" business person. Demonstrates a dedication to their business, their community, their family, and friends.

Please respond to how this individual demonstrates all the following traits:

  • Demonstrates persistent drive to get through tough times and change.

  • Adapts quickly to change without losing track of main goals or mission.

  • Has the ability to assess risk and make good decisions.

  • Welcomes responsibility.

  • Takes charge and hits the ground running.

  • Is self-reliant and can work autonomously when needs to.

  • Effective as a team member and can place the benefit of the greater good over personal preference.

  • Self esteem is high and demonstrates confidence.

  • Has a balance between personal and business life.


 

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Thank you for your careful consideration. The Chamber feels it is important to recognize individuals and businesses in our community to make the Fort Scott area a better place to live, work and play.


Please join us at the Annual Dinner & Celebration on Thursday, March 9th!