Deadlines for Chamber entries, nominations soon

From press reports

Chamber soliciting Art for Red Hills Festival T-shirt The Chamber of Commerce/Main Street is soliciting Art Work that will be printed on the Red Hills Festival T-Shirts as well as the posters and other printed material.

Anyone wishing to submit their art should do so no later than Wednesday, February 13, 2013 If your art is selected by the Red Hills Festival Committee you will receive $100.

Please bring your artwork to the Chamber office at 311 West Park Street by February 13, 2013 and should be on 9 x 12 art paper and feature an idea at the annual Red Hills Festival which is held each year on Memorial Weekend.

Chamber seeks nominations The Partnership/ Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held on March 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. The Chamber of Commerce/Main Street is once again asking everyone to seriously consider nominations for Man and Woman of the Year and Life Time Achievement Award. President, Phil Harrison asked that you please consider nominees for these awards as they are the county’s highest honors.

MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR The chamber staff is asking that nominations for “Man and Woman of the Year” be made for a person whose accomplishments have been in the past 12 months rather than over several years. Also, a person who has received the award in the past is eligible to receive the award again.

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Nominations for the “Life Time Achievement Award”, which will not necessarily be presented every year, are also being solicited. This award will be presented to a person who, over the course of a lifetime, has helped make Winston County a better place to live.

Civic clubs, Church Organizations, and Individuals are encouraged to nominate persons they feel are worthy of consideration. Nominations should be in letter form and addressed to Awards, c/o Louisville/ Winston County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 551, Louisville, MS 39339. Letters should be typed, and limited to no more than two pages. They may be mailed or hand delivered to the Chamber of Commerce office. The deadline for submitting nominations is 9:00 AM, Friday, February 8, 2013.

Retailer of the year sought. “Looking back on 2012 I realize that we have some outstanding merchants in our community. They have gone the extra mile to make their customers shopping experience fun and favorable. Please take a few minutes to consider which one of our retail businesses have been committed to you, their business and to our community, then take a few minutes to write a very brief nomination as to why you think they are worthy of the title of Retailer of the Year,” said Linda Skelton, Chamber Director.

These nominations are due by 9:00 am, Friday February 8, 2013.

This Nominated Retailer should meet the following criteria: 1. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER (Members have plaques displayed) 2. ATTRACTIVE STORE (INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR) 3. INVOLVED AND VISIBLE IN COMMUNITY 4. GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE 5. QUALITY OF MERCHANDISE AND MANNER IT IS DISPLAYED 6. PREVIOUS RETAILER OF YEAR NOT ELIGIBLE 7. AGGRESSIVELY PROMOTES THEIR OWN BUSINESS Mail nominations to:Chamber of Commerce: P.O. Box 551 Louisville, MS 39339