The purpose of the annual Chamber Awards
banquet is to identify, honor and reinforce the activities of
exceptional people whose service or performance positively contributes
to the quality of life in the area served by the New London Area Chamber
As a chamber our goal
is to continually improve our offerings for our members.
In efforts to
simplify the award nomination process in hopes of increasing member
participation we created an Awards Banquet subcommittee to review all of
the processes associated with the Awards Banquet.
included the number of awards given, the definitions and criteria for
each award, the nomination process, the schedule of events for the
evening and award distribution.
were based on feedback collected from members and past banquet attendees
as well as current Chamber Board of Directors and Ambassadors.
Awards Banquet subcommittee determined that our “revamp” would be a
for 2013 included;
addition of a
Beautification Award, revised definitions and
criteria for each award, changing the nomination
per the following: create a new subcommittee every year,
consisting of two (2) members of the Board
of Directors, two (2) members of the
Ambassadors, two (2) members at large;the Executive Director will serve on the subcommittee every year.
Nomination guidelines will be as follows;
nominees must either own, be employed by or be a member of a business,
organization or civic club that is a member of the New London Area
Chamber of Commerce in good standing; nominees must have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the individual award criteria listed.
Changes for 2014 included
nomination forms being posted year round on the website giving you
the opportunity to nominate people throughout the year.
Those nominees would go to the
nomination committee prior to selecting nominees.
Each nominee will be surveyed as
to how they have met criteria for the award they are nominated for.
This will give you, the members
voting, a better idea of each nominee’s achievements.
Please let us know if you have
any other suggestions we should be considering.
The schedule of events for the evening remains the same; cocktails, dinner,
entertainment and awards. In addition, award distribution
will remain the same, previous year’s award recipient will present to
the current year’s recipient (the option of not presenting will be
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