67th Annual First Citizens Banquet & Business Excellence Awards
Each year at the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce’s First Citizens Awards Banquet, a “Woman of the Year,” “Man of the Year,” and “Business of the Year” are honored. The First Citizen Awards have been awarded since 1956, and the Business of the Year since 1997. The Business Excellence Awards were first awarded in 2004 and are now given in three categories:
- Tourism Excellence
- Boss of the Year
- Employee of the Year
Non-profit or Volunteer of the Year is awarded to a non-profit or individual who has contributed their time and talents to the betterment of the community in a significant manner over the course of the previous year.
Please submit the attached nomination form, a description of how the nominee fits the criteria, as well as supporting documents (i.e., letters), to the Chamber of Commerce office by December 6, 2023.
AS THE NOMINATOR, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR NOMINEE HAVE TICKETS AND ATTEND THE BANQUET. (The banquet will be held on January 26, 2024)
To be considered, nominations must be delivered in a sealed envelope by December 6, 2023, to the Chamber office or mailed so it is delivered by December 6, 2023, to:
ATTN: First Citizens Committee
Pendleton Chamber of Commerce
501 S Main St
Pendleton OR 97801
The names of the top three nominees in each category will be revealed prior to the banquet; only the President, CEO, and committee members will know the final award winner prior to the reading on the evening of the banquet.
If your candidate is not selected this year, you are encouraged to reclaim the nomination package from the Chamber office and resubmit it again next year with a current nomination form. Resubmitted nominations should include
confirmation that all endorsers have been notified that the nomination is being resubmitted. Of course, additional endorsements and other supporting materials may be added to the package.
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