Every year the Chamber honors those members who are actively making a difference in the community at the holiday themed Annual Impact Awards luncheon. The awards presented at the luncheon are:
Business Person of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Business Person of the Year - The Business Person of the Year is either the primary owner or a management level professional directly responsible for leading the business. This individual not only runs a successful local business, but also reflects a commitment to social responsibility and exemplifies strong community and Chamber involvement. In addition, this individual exemplifies a positive social and/or economic impact in the Orion Area.
Entrepreneur of the Year - This award is presented to the member who is the founder, owner, CEO or President of a new business, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to establish their business. They demonstrate a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, perseverance, creativity and determination. They also contribute to the future growth of businesses in the Orion Area.
Economic Impact Award - The member who receives this award makes a positive economic impact in the Orion area in the area of jobs, opportunities for advancing new local industries, or revitalizing a sector of the community. This member makes a positive impact on living, working, or playing in the Orion Area.
Community Beautification Award - This award is given to the member who demonstrates excellence in practices to preserve, maintain and improve the attractiveness of the community, above and beyond the general scope of their expected responsibilities.
Youth Impact Award - This member has made a significant impact in the lives and well-being of youth in the Orion community in the areas of entrepreneurship, education, health, and wellness, above and beyond the general scope of their expected responsibilities.