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  • Nominations for the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Impact Awards are now open!

    Each year at the Chamber's annual Impact Awards Luncheon in December, the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce honors Chamber members who are actively making a difference in our community.

    Honorees are named in each of the following five categories: 

    • Business Person of the Year
    • Youth Impact Award
    • Community Beautification and/or Preservation Award
    • Entrepreneur of the Year 
    • Aspiring Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Economic Impact Award


    If you are interested in nominating someone for one, or all, of the following high honors, please click the links provided below to complete the nomination form(s).  Nominations close September 15, 2017.
     

    Nominees must be an active Chamber member in good standing, uphold the value proposition of the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce, and may not have won the award in the past five years.


    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 involvement. In addition, this individual demonstrates a positive social and/or economic impact in the Orion Area.

     
    Aspiring Entrepreneur

    The individual who receives this award is between 13 and 25 years old.  They demonstrate a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, perseverance, creativity and determination, and are invested in the future of Lake Orion.
     

    Economic Impact Award

    The individual 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 individual makes a positive impact on living, working, or playing in the Orion Area.

     

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    This award is presented to an individual who is the founder, owner, CEO or President of a company.  They demonstrate a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, perseverance, creativity and determination.  He or she also contributes to the future growth of businesses in the Orion Area.

     

    Community Beautification/Preservation

    This award is given to an individual who demonstrates excellence in sustainable practices to preserve, maintain and improve the attractiveness of the community.

     

    Youth Impact Award

    This individual is a professional who 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.

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