The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its 2017 awards. As many as sixteen outstanding businesses and individuals will be honored during the Chamber’s Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration: Thursday, November 16th at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa. The signature celebration of business excellence traditionally sells out, with an audience of more than 320 guests.
Awards include the prestigious John Anderson award, presented to a business or organization that has enriched the county with an outstanding contribution to the community. The Hall of Fame award is presented to an outstanding business whose success spans at least 25 years. The Athena Award is given to an individual who has exhibited excellence in business, community service and mentorship of women. Additional awards will be presented for excellence in business for large, medium and small categories based on number of employees. Achievement will also be recognized in the areas of Agriculture, Education, Volunteerism, Economic Development, Tourism, Innovation, Property Improvement, Historical Preservation, and Servant Leadership.
The Chamber is pleased to partner with a number of local organizations in presenting specific awards, including the Bedford County Visitors Bureau, BCDA and Bedford County Community Connections.
Nomination forms are available in the Chamber office or may be downloaded using the link below. Chamber members and not-yet-members may be submitted for consideration by a panel of judges from throughout the region. Deadline to submit nominations is August 18th.
2016 Chamber Award Honorees: