The Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce is asking for people to nominate outstanding businesses and business leaders for its 2019 awards.

The categories are Business Man of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Large Business/Industry of the Year, Small Business/Retailer of the Year and the Quality of Life Award.

The nomination deadline is Oct. 8, and the winners will receive their awards at the Chamber’s annual dinner on Nov. 8.

The Chamber asks that nominations are kept confidential.

People may nominate as many individuals, businesses and organizations as they want.

However, they must submit each nomination on a separate form.

“A committee of Cass County residents and community leaders will review all nominations. The finalist in each category will be notified in late October in order to be present to receive their award, according to the Chamber’s award criteria.

For Business Man and Business Woman of the Year categories, nominees must have been active in the Cass County business community for at least two years.

They need to have promoted and demonstrated advocacy of the Chamber by being a member or being employed by a member and have volunteered at Chamber events or served on an organization committee or on the board of directors.

They should also have “significantly contributed to the improvement of the quality of life in Logansport and/or Cass County through their dedication, contributions and support of various organizations and activities,” the rules state.

The Large Business/Industry of the Year is for those with more than 50 employees and/or an annual operating budget of $2 million or more,

The nominees must have two years or more of chamber membership and made significant contributions to the community’s “social, civic, or charitable efforts.”

The Small Business/Retailer of the Year nominees should have the same qualifications but employ 50 or fewer employees and an annual operating budget of less the $2 million.

The Quality of Life Award is given to either a not-for-profit organization or business that is a chamber member and active for at least two years.

The nominated organization or business should have displayed leadership and community development, making a difference in the lives of a greater number of citizens it targets for its services.

All the rules and nomination forms are at https://files.constantcontact.com/367bfd39001/9d37d9ca-d57a-4062-996d-8cf5358826a3.pdf.

Reach James D. Wolf Jr. at james.wolf@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5117

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