Chamber to present awards Monday

The annual meeting of the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce has been set for Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Heart of Texas Civic Center. Highlights of the evening will include the presentation of the Distinguished Public Service Award, Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award. “These awards represent the highest honor our community can bestow upon worthy individuals,” said Chamber executive vice president DeLaine Poe, “and the Chamber wishes to ensure that they consider the most deserving candidates by soliciting public input for the process.” The previous award for Business of the Year has been broken down into two categories this year: the Small Business of the Year and the Large Business of the year. Other awards include Chamber Director of the Year and the President’s Award. “We’ve received close to 60 nominations for our two largest awards: The Citizen of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Mrs. Poe. “In addition, we have about 15 nominations for the Distinguished Public Service Award. “It was really tough this year. We got a lot more entries this year than in years past. Last year we had maybe seven total. They really stepped up this year’s event.” A panel, consisting of six community leaders/chamber members, will make the overall decision for each award.

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