Nominations open for the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce’s community awards

Honour Stoney Creek’s finest

News February 13 12:17 PM Stoney Creek News

Nominations are now open for the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Awards.

Tom Busch was Stoney Creek Citizen of the Year for 2017. – Mike Pearson/Metroland

At the discretion of the selection committee and chamber’s board of directors, a Legacy Award and Community Recognition Award can be presented to a local firm that has made a lasting community impact. Last year the Legacy Award went to Winona Gardens and Community Recognition Award went to Stoney Creek Historical Society.

Patti Hall, Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce executive director, said that those individuals who have continued to distinguish themselves with outstanding contributions to the community are key components for every Citizen of the Year. Last year’s Citizen of the Year was Tom Busch.

The Junior Citizen of the Year is awarded to a young person for their outstanding contributions to their community and their school and last year the recipient was Lucia Marchionda.

The Outstanding Large Business Achievement Award is available to firms with more than 25 employees, while the Outstanding Small Business Achievement Award is presented to companies with fewer than 25 workers. These awards are presented to companies that stand out in our community as a leader. Last year the Outstanding Small Business Award went to A.S. Security and Surveillance and the Outstanding Large Business Award went to Tiercon Corp.

“The committee is looking for companies that stand out in our community as a leader and ultimately make Stoney Creek a better place to work, live and play,” said Hall.

Award nominations are open until March 15th. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce website at https://chamberstoneycreek.com/2017-community-achievement-awards-gala/ or picked up from the chamber office at 21 Mountain Ave. S.

Award winners will be announced in advance of the annual Community Achievement Awards GALA which will be held on Thursday, May 16 at Winona Vine Estates.

In addition to the upcoming community awards, the Stoney Creek Chamber is also preparing to host an exciting Luncheon Speaker Series: Luncheon with the Police Chief, on March 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Liuna Gardens. Police Chief Eric Girt, a lifelong citizen of Hamilton, was appointed chief in May 2016 and is responsible for one of the largest major municipal law enforcement agencies in the Province of Ontario.

“Join us as he will discuss various policing aspects that benefit our growing community,” said Hall.

The event is open to the public, with tickets set at $45 for chamber members and $55 for guests. Ticket reservations are available online or at the chamber office. Contact Connie at admin@chamberstoneycreek.com for more details.