Chamber accepting business of the year, community service, Future Five nominations.

March 7, 2016

LUDINGTON — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Mason County Business of the Year award, the 2015 Mason County Community Service award, and nominations for the Future Five. Deadline for all nominations will be 5 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016.

The awards will be given out in a presentation ceremony at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Hamlin Township. 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 5pm April 29, 2016.

2015 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

Criteria: 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.

2015 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.

Criteria:  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.

2015 Future Five Recipients

Future Five 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.

Criteria: The awards are open to anyone living or working in Mason County. Nominees must be age 21-40 on or before December 31, 2016. 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 11 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 a nomination form and further information on nominating an individual or for information on the upcoming Annual Dinner, visit our website at or contact the Chamber, 231.845.0324.

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