By Emily Jaycox
For the Independent
Those wanting to put in a name for the 2018 Stettler business and citizenship awards have until noon on Sept. 15 to make their nominations.
“We have (received) nominations but are always looking for more,” said Donna Morris, Stettler Board of Trade (BOT) project manager, in an email Sept. 12.
The BOT encouraged the general public, business owners, and managers to nominate “businesses and individuals deserving of recognition” in a recent BOT newsletter.
“Nominations are open to anyone, from anywhere, and we welcome self-nominations as well,” said Morris.
The business awards nomination form says the annual Awards Gala recognizes the “success of local businesses who also contribute to the well-being of the area by exemplifying an outstanding spirit and commitment to the Stettler community.”
Some of the business awards include Business of the Year, a Marketing Award, Learning in the Workplace, Product and Innovation Award and the Eco Excellence Award.
Citizenship awards include Citizen of the Year, male and female, and Youth Citizen on the Year.
The Citizen of the Year award “recognizes outstanding dedication and contribution to the welfare or betterment of an individual, service, not-for-profit group, and/or the community in an unpaid position, leaving a positive impact.”
Nominations are confidential.
The information given on nomination forms is used by an anonymous jury which privately deliberates and chooses the award winners.
Nomination forms, and information on criteria for nominations can be found at StettlerBoardofTrade.com, under “Projects,” “Stettler Awards Gala.”
Completed forms can be submitted in person or by e-mail to email@example.com.
The awards gala will be held on Oct. 25, 2018, at the Stettler Community Hall.
The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., and then the awards and entertainment.
This year the gala will be treated to a performance by Burn ‘N’ Mahn, a duelling piano group from Calgary.