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Deadline To Nominate Persons Of Year Is Feb. 8
The deadline to for accepting nominations for the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce 2013 Richard Roland Persons of the Year Awards is Friday, Feb. 8th. The awards are meant to recognize leaders in several categories who strive to ensure that Peshtigo continues to grow as a community.
The categories are:
Spiritual: Clergy, staff or volunteers in ministries associated with the religious community.
Youth Activities: Those who work with young people in a community setting such as coaches, scouting, and/or 4-H leaders, and volunteers in support of youth activities.
Community Service: A person who, through their voluntary efforts, has made a positive impact on the lives of citizens within the community or has enhanced the community itself.
Education: Teachers, aides, or administrators in public or private school or business people, parents, or others who have worked to improve education
Business: Business people who have served their communities through developing employment opportunities, providing assistance to other businesses, or volunteering their time and expertise.
The Chamber began an annual recognition award in 1976 when Linus Seger, a pharmacist, was honored as Person of the Year. The award was later changed to the Richard Roland Recognition Award. The award is named for Richard Roland who was a Certified Public Accountant in Peshtigo and was a respected businessman who embodied the core philosophy of leadership and commitment to Peshtigo. His integrity and expertise were some of the qualities he brought to the many organizations on which he served.
Nomination forms are available on the Chamber Website, Chamber Facebook page and Peshtigo Schools, including St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, Peshtigo School District Office and the Peshtigo Middle/High School Office. Forms will also be available at Bank Mutual, BMO Harris Bank, Peshtigo National Bank and Badger Credit Union.
The annual Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday, March 24 at Schusslers Supper Club in Peshtigo. Nomination forms can be emailed to the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or returned by mail to P.O. Box 36, Peshtigo, WI 54157.