Annual Award Winners to be Announced at January 19 Gala

Nominations for annual awards are now closed. Nominees will be honored and winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Gala on Friday, January 19. Chamber members will select the winner for each category; ballots will be mailed to all Chamber members in good standing.

Congratulations to this year's award nominees! 

Business of the Year nominees are Domino's Pizza, Off the Walls Gallery, and The Shopper. 

Citizen of the Year nominees are Eileen Bailey of EI. Kristyn & Son, Nicole Frazier of My Painted Heart, and Rob Wilson-Hoss of Hoss & Wilson-Hoss Attorneys at Law.

Darren Eisele of Hood Canal Communications, Lisa Perry of Sierra Pacific Industries, and Julie Nichols of Whitehouse & Nichols, LLP have been nominated for Volunteer of the Year.

About Chamber Awards

The Chamber's annual awards are Business of the YearCitizen of the YearVolunteer of the Year, and President's Choice. Once every five years a Lifetime Dedication Award is also presented. For all awards excepting President's Choice, honorees are nominated by the community at large and selected by the Chamber member via vote. Click here for a list of all past award winners.

Nomination Guidelines

Business Awards recognize the company that made the most significant contribution benefiting the Shelton and Mason County business community.  Any size business is eligible; recognition will be given overall contributions to improving our community and/or business climate.  This business must be a member in good standing of the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce and should be headquartered in Mason County. Evaluations may be made on the following criteria:

  • Leading with vision, inspiration, and integrity
  • Building partnerships
  • Succeeding through people
  • Nurturing creativity and innovation
  • Adding value for customers
  • Sponsorship/presentation of events or programs
  • Hours or services dedicated to community activities/efforts

Citizen of the Year recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to enhance the business community and the community at large.  This person gives freely of their time, talent, energy and expertise. This person must either live or work in Mason County. Evaluations may be made on the following criteria:

  • Leading with vision, inspiration, and integrity
  • Building partnerships
  • Succeeding through people
  • Nurturing creativity and innovation
  • Contributions made to community activities/efforts
  • Involvement with special programs
  • Service to local non-profits or boards

Volunteer Awards recognize an individual who has largely contributed to the Chamber’s programs and activities. This is someone who has given their time, talent, energy and expertise in an effort to enhance the business community and the community at large.  This person must serve on one or more Chamber committees. Evaluations may be made on the following criteria:

  • Leading with vision, inspiration, and integrity
  • Building partnerships
  • Succeeding through people
  • Nurturing creativity and innovation
  • Participation on Chamber committees
  • Contributions to Chamber programs/events