Chamber accepting award nominations


The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has announced information about its annual dinner and awards program.

It’s set for 5:30 p.m. March 11 at Pewter Hall, 850 W. Sweet St., Brownstown.

The cost is $45 per person. Online registration is available at

The theme is western, so attendees are invited to dress up in their favorite western or cowboy or cowgirl gear.

Along with reviewing the chamber’s accomplishments in 2021 and discussing events planned for 2022, awards will be presented to individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the county.

Nominations are being accepted until noon Feb. 21. To submit a nomination, visit

The Business Hall of Fame Award is presented to a business that has enhanced the economic health of the local economy through successful and profitable operation.

The business should exhibit innovative leadership in the areas of workforce development, client relations and customer service in its industry and be a model of citizenship through its community service efforts.

This award is for a member in good standing with the chamber. Small business is for nine or less employees, medium business is between 10 and 49 employees and large business is more than 50 employees.

The Young Professional of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has made a marked, positive impact on the community. This individual should exhibit outstanding citizenship and involvement in the community. This individual should be a high-performing or high-potential individual in their field of work. The person must be in good standing with Jackson County Young Professionals and age 40 or under.

The Spirit of the Chamber Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary dedication to the community and inspires others by their volunteer commitment to the chamber and the broader community. This leader is motivated by their desire to support the community and gives freely of their time, talents and energy in local organizations, including the chamber, festivals and special projects. The person must be in good standing with the chamber.

For information, email [email protected].

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