Nomination deadline is Aug. 20 for two awards
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its esteemed Citizen of the Year and Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year awards. The presentations will take place at the chamber's 58th Annual Meeting on Sept. 17 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater.
Citizen of the Year nominees must have focused attention on the Largo/Mid-Pinellas region through their direct efforts that have generated acclaim or public notice; have outstanding achievement in community service; and have performed volunteer (uncompensated) services to the community. Offices/chairmanships of national, state and local civic and nonprofit organizations will be considered.
Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year nominees must own a locally operated independent or franchised business with 50 or fewer full-time employees and be an active member of the chamber. A commitment to the community, as demonstrated by contributions of personal time and/or resources, and a proven commitment to local entrepreneurship/small business must be demonstrated.
The nomination deadline is Aug. 20. For nomination forms or for more information about award criteria, visit www.largochamber.org, call the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards luncheon honors outstanding local women
The chamber will present its second annual Women Inspire Awards Luncheon on Aug. 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Greektown Grille, 1230 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Presented by the chamber's popular Women In Business Council, the event will celebrate several women in mid-Pinellas who have made a difference in the region and workplace. Nominations for the awards were submitted to the council by individuals, organizations and businesses from throughout the area.
The luncheon is sponsored by Allstate Insurance-David Puckett Agency, DEX Imaging, Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo, Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Largo Central Park and Yoga4All Serene Body Massage. Cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for guests. Registration deadline is Aug. 6. To register, please call the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail email@example.com. No-shows will be billed.