Do you know an outstanding citizen who is making a positive impact on improving quality of life in Hancock County? What businesses come to mind when you think of entrepreneurs, good citizenship and sound business leadership?
Now through Friday, May 19th, the Hancock Chamber of Commerce is calling for all citizens to nominate deserving citizens and businesses to be recognized during the Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Program on Thursday, August 24th at the Hollywood Casino Cypress Ballroom at 5:30pm.
Known as the local version of the Academy Awards, the Hancock Chamber has been honoring exemplary citizens and businesses for 38 years. The annual production includes a reception, banquet, and video presentations featuring the award winners.
“This event is the largest business event in Hancock County bringing together 500 business leaders, entrepreneurs, organizations, and government officials,” said Tish Williams, executive director of the Hancock Chamber.
Anyone may nominate individuals and business to be considered for these awards. To find out more and to submit your nominations online, visit the Chamber’s website www.hancockchamber.org or call 228-467-9048.
Once all nominations are received, the qualified nominees for outstanding citizens and businesses will be presented to the Hancock Chamber of Commerce membership who will vote to select the winners. Members will vote on the business of the year for Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Kiln/Hancock County. They will also vote to select the Citizen of the Year. The Industry Award of Excellence will be selected by the Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission.
Each citizen and business recognized during the Gala will receive two complimentary tickets to the Gala, an award, and will be featured in promotional videos and publicity.
The Hancock Chamber of Commerce promotes the social, civic and economic well-being of Hancock County. Individual annual membership investments are $80 and business investments start at $215. For more, visit www.hancockchamber.org