Officials of the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce have announced that the time to offer nominations for the Charles A. Hughes Citizen of the Year Award is now at hand. The annual award will be announced in mid-January and presented at the Chamber's Annual Banquet on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Emmetsburg.
The Charles A. Hughes Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual, who, not necessarily a member of the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce, has shown dedicated service to the Community of Emmetsburg.
A new award will be presented at the 2012 Chamber banquet - The Chamber Catalyst Award. This prestigious award will celebrate the "inspiration, charity, wisdom, leadership by example and breath of life" of a Chamber member. This award will acknowledge and honor the high level of commitment to the community of Emmetsburg. The recipient of the award will be nominated by the Chamber membership and selected by the Chamber membership as well. Nominations for this award are due to the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce Office by Jan. 15, 2012.
A second new award for 2012 will be the Chamber Volunteer of the Year award. The winner of this volunteer award, either independently, or associated with a member business, will have donated large amounts of their time and talents in service to the Chamber of Commerce. Nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Award are due to the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce office by Jan. 15, 2012.