CHAMBER BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AND ROCHESTER CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDED ANNUALLY
Award nominations accepted From November 1 through February 20
The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations for its annual Business Leader of the Year Award and Citizen of the Year Award.
The Business Leader of the Year Award is presented to a Chamber member business person of an active company, professional firm or non-profit organization who demonstrates leadership in the business community and excellence in their business or profession. Nominees for this award must be members of the Chamber in good standing and contributions to the community beyond business interests and Chamber activities are considered.
The Citizen of the Year Award is presented to an adult resident of the Greater Rochester area who has made substantial contributions to the community as a whole. Activities should be over and above the normal duties of one's paid position and need not be confined to a single year. Activities do need to be recent enough to have current significance. Lifetime achievement may be considered as a separate award.
Both of these prestigious awards are announced and presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet held in April. Recipients are provided with an award at this event and are then announced in the Chamber newsletter and Eblasts. Recipients are also recognized on the Chamber website throughout the year and are asked to appear in the Rochester Holiday Parade, produced annually by the Chamber.
Nominations must include the name and address of the individual being nominated, distinguished activities for which the individual is being nominated, including supporting documentation, along with contact information of the individual or organization submitting the nomination. The deadline for nominations to be submitted is February 20, 2017. Nomination forms are to be sent to the Awards Committee, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 18 South Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.