Chamber accepting nominations for business of year, community service, Future 5.

March 6, 2015

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Mason County Business of the Year award, the 2014 Mason County Community Service award, and  nominations for the Future Five. Deadline for all nominations will be 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

The awards will be given out in a presentation ceremony at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. The award categories and criteria are detailed below. Nominees for the Business of the Year and Community Service Award will be honored at the awards ceremony prior to announcing the winners. Tickets for the annual dinner are now available and are $40 per person. Seating is limited, so please place your reservation by calling the Chamber office at 231-845-0324. Reservations must be received by 5 p.m. April 24, 2015.

2014 Business of the Year Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize a business that has made an impact on our community through their business expertise and community service. The business must be located in Mason County and be a member of the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce. All members are listed on the Chamber website at


The Business of the Year award will be judged on the business’s ability to demonstrate excellence in business practices through sales, quality of service, customer service, leadership and/or community involvement. Nominations must include a written summary of why this business deserves this award.

 2014 Community Service Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or group for their accomplishments in offering service to the community on a volunteer basis.


Nominations must include a written summary of what volunteer efforts were made by the individual or  group and why they should be considered for the award.

2014 Future Five Recipients 

Future Five was a new award last year, it recognizes five area young professionals who are growing and excelling in their respective fields. These individuals are currently influencing the growth, prosperity, and quality of life in Mason County and demonstrate the ability to positively impact the area in the future through professional accomplishments and community involvement.

The awards are open to anyone living or working in Mason County. Nominees must be age 21-40 on or before December 31, 2015. Nominees must agree to be profiled in news features reviewing the award. Nominees will be asked to complete a bio survey upon nomination.

Submission requirement

All nominations must be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 8 and must include the name of the individual submitting the nomination. Nominations should be submitted to the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, 5300 W. U.S. 10, Ludington, MI, 49431. Attn: Kathy Maclean /Awards. Nominations will also be accepted at

For further information on nominating an individual or for information on the upcoming Annual Dinner, contact the Chamber, 231.845.0324.

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