Nominations for Businessperson of the Year, Community Leadership, and NonProfit Public Service Awards Sought
Completed Awards Nomination Forms must be received by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12
EVANSTON, Ill., December 17, 2015 — The Evanston Chamber of Commerce has issued a Call for Award Nominations to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to their business and community in 2015. Nominations for Businessperson of the Year, Community Leadership Person of the Year, and Nonprofit/Public Service Person of the Year are sought through January 12, 2016. Selected award winners will be honored at the Evanston Chamber Annual Celebration and Awards on February 1, 2016.
The Businessperson of the Year Award honors an individual who has demonstrated remarkable abilities in his/her Evanston-area business. In addition, the individual must have: actively participated and served as a leader in Evanston Chamber activities; demonstrated how business volunteerism can better the community and the Chamber; exemplified long-term commitment to his/her business and community; and displayed innovation and/or entrepreneurialism along with business growth.
The Community Leadership Person of the Year Award honors an individual who has demonstrated the ability to make Evanston a better place for its people and its institutions through: personal involvement and enthusiasm in a variety of civic and/or service organizations; innovation, commitment, and leadership; inspiring others to become involved; channeling private sector resources; efforts in improving the quality of life in the community; and connecting people and organizations to create community partnerships.
The Nonprofit/Public Service Person of the Year recognizes an individual who has distinguished himself/herself in the public and/or non-profit sectors by: demonstrating innovation, commitment and leadership; working to advance Evanston and the organization he/she represents; responding to opportunities with creativity and efficiency; and creating awareness for his/her organization and its benefits to the Evanston community.
To be considered by the Selection Committee, the Awards Nomination Form must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Evanston Chamber by no later than 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12. The Award Selection Committee comprises past winners of the awards.