(MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa) – The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group (OACDG) will again be presenting several civic awards at their annual meeting to be held Thursday, May 10 at the cafeteria located at William Penn University. Chamber members as well as area residents are urged to submit their nominations for these awards. The categories are as follows:
Retail Business and Service Business of the Year–The most outstanding retail or service business in the Mahaska community during this past fiscal year must be in business for minimum of two years, demonstrate success, with evidence of commitment and contribution to the community.
Industry of the Year–The most outstanding industry in the Mahaska community during the year will have a stable employment history, will have been in business for minimum of two years, showing evidence of commitment and contribution to the community and a commitment to sound management practices.
Business Person of the Year–This individual will have demonstrated those qualities which have distinguished him/her in business: proven commitment and contribution to the community, a commitment to ethical business practices, recognized within their profession, a Mahaska County resident, a history of success in their business.
Citizen of the Year–This individual will have demonstrated outstanding involvement in and support of his/her community over an extended period of time.
Community Improvement Award–This commercial or industrial property will have made improvements which enhance the appearance and /or economic vitality of the Mahaska community through new development or through the redevelopment of an existing property.
Educator of the Year–This individual from a Mahaska County school will display a true passion and devotion to the betterment of students.
To make any nominations or to contribute an innovative idea for a “special award” pertaining to exceptional achievement in a category not mentioned, call 641-672-2591, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “OACDG Award” in the subject line, or fax 641-672-2047. Nominations must be received by Friday, April 6.