Annual Awards Banquet

Griffin+Spalding Chamber Annual Awards Banquet

January 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at The Club at Shoal Creek

Join us for the 2018 Griffin+Spalding Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet Celebrating 105 years of experience in our community and the milestones and achievements of our members!

We will dine on a gourmet dinner before celebrating the many successes of our Chamber Members with an Awards Ceremony. The gavel will be passed to the new Chairman and General Griffin 2017 will be announced.

Business Formal Attire. Awards will be given out in the following categories: Ambassador of the Year, Corporate Citizen, Member of the Year, Outstanding Citizen, Outstanding Organization and Small Business of the Year.


Nomination Information

I. AWARD TO OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION SPONSORED BY FIRST NATIONAL BANK.

This award shall be presented to a Community Non-profit Organization that is a member of the Griffin- Spalding Chamber of Commerce for work performed during the past year that has been of benefit to the Community. The nomination of this award must be made by a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
The nomination should include: Name of the Organization and entry must be in essay form not to exceed two 8 ½ by 11-inch pages. Supporting addenda must not exceed 5 pages, excluding letter of support. Entry must cover activities and accomplishments of the Organization for the immediate past year and should say how the Community benefited, how many people participated, etc. Entries must be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce Office by December 30, 2016. Judging will be by an outside panel.

II. AWARD TO OUTSTANDING CITIZEN FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE SPONSORED BY UNITED BANK.

This award shall be presented to an Individual for Outstanding Community Service. The nominees must be a member of the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce and the nomination made by a Chamber member. Entry must be in essay form not to exceed two 8 ½ by 11 inches pages. Supporting addenda not to exceed 5 pages, excluding letter of support. Entry should include a clear description of all Community service achievements. Entries must be submitted to the Chamber Office by December 30, 2016. Judging will be by an outside panel.

III. GENERAL GRIFFIN NOMINATION

Nominations are being accepted from the community for the 2017 General Griffin. Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Chamber of Commerce. Selection is based on the individual’s Spirit of Community and contributions made throughout the year.

IV. THE LON TOUCHSTONE SMALL BUSINESS AWARD SPONSORED BY WELLSTAR SPALDING REGIONAL HOSPITAL

This award shall be presented to a member of the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce who operates a small business of 50 or fewer employees; and who because of their active participation in the Chamber and in the Community has made a better place to live, work and operate a business. The nomination must be made by a Chamber member. The nomination must be in essay form not to exceed two 8 ½ by 11-inch pages. Supporting addenda not to exceed 5 pages, excluding letter of support. Entries must be submitted to the Chamber Office by December 30, 2016. Judging will be by an outside panel. (This award was established to honor Mr. Lon Touchstone, a long-time member of the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce and a small businessman for many years in this Community.)

VII. THE GRIFFIN/SPALDING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “GOOD CORPORATE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD” SPONSORED BY BB&T

This award will be presented to a Manufacturer/Business member of the Griffin/Spalding Chamber of Commerce with 16 or more employees, which has exhibited through employee involvement and company contributions, a commitment to make meaningful improvements in the quality of life for all in Griffin/Spalding County. The nomination must be made by a Chamber member. The nomination must be in essay form not to exceed two 8 ½ by 11-inch pages. Supporting addenda not to exceed 5 pages, exclusive of the letter of support. Entries must be submitted to the Chamber Office by December 30, 2016. Judging will be by an outside panel.


ADDITIONAL AWARDS PRESENTED AT ANNUAL DINNER INCLUDE AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY GEORGIA BANKING COMPANY & THE MILDRED RAINWATER
CHAMBER MEMBER OF THE YEAR