Nominations for the Best of 2018 have closed.

Congratulations again to last year's Award Nominees and Recipients!

Save the Date: Annual Award Gala will be Friday, January 18, 2019

For the past several years, the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce has held its Anniversary and Annual Awards Gala at Little Creek Casino Resort. This past year, the Annual Awards Gala was a brilliant celebration of the amazing individuals and businesses who support the Chamber and Mason County.  With the number of guests attending, it is evident that the community shares in both our appreciation and our enthusiasm. Click here for a list of this year's and past winners.

The Chamber's annual awards are Business of the YearCitizen of the YearVolunteer of the Year, and President's Choice. There are three new awards that will be implemented this year: Rookie of the Year, Employer of the Year, and Community Supporter of the Year.

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.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR recognizes 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 for 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 OF THE YEAR recognizes 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

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR recognizes the company that has opened a storefront or began operation in the award year. Any size business is eligible; the recipient should be headquartered in Mason County and must be a member in good standing with the Chamber. Evaluations may be made on the following criteria:

  • Leading with vision, inspiration, and integrity
  • Building partnerships
  • Fulfills a gap in services, retail, or operations
  • Benefits the Mason County community at large
  • Nurturing creativity and innovation
  • Succeeding through people
  • Contributions to Chamber programs/events

COMMUNITY SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR recognizes an individual or organizations who greatly impacts Mason County through unpaid service, volunteerism, donations (monetarily and/or in-kind), and activism. This person and/or organization should be headquartered in Mason County and be a member in good standing with the Chamber. Evaluations may be made on the following criteria:

  • Succeeding through people
  • Hours or services dedicated to community activities/efforts
  • Benefits the Mason County community at large
  • Building partnerships

BOSS OF THE YEAR is given annually to an individual who empowers their employee(s), is an example of leadership and/or management excellence. Any owner, chief executive officer, or management officer is eligible; Nominations for this catagory may be made only by current or past employees, workplace volunteers, and/or interns. The honoree’s business must be a member of the Shelton-Mason County Chamber and should be headquartered and/or conduct business in Mason County. Evaluations may be made on the following criteria:

  • Leading with vision, inspiration, and integrity
  • Building partnerships
  • Succeeding through people
  • Maintaining excellent employer-employee relations