Nominations due Friday, Dec. 12 for annual Yukon Chamber awards

Winners will be announced at annual gala on Jan. 31, 2020

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Yukon Chamber CEO Pam Shelton

Yukon Chamber of Commerce members have until Dec. 12 to submitted nominations for annual awards to be presented at the 2020 chamber gala on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Palace Event Center in El Reno.

Yukon Chamber CEO Pam Shelton encouraged members to submit nominations to recognize Yukon businesses and individuals “for the annual recognition of Yukon’s best.”

After nominations have been received, the Yukon Chamber’s Board of Directors will meet to select the winners.

Annual Yukon Chamber awards are:

H.B. Frank Citizen of the Year: Given to a person who represents the very best that Yukon has to offer, has extensive history of service in the community and whose tireless dedication has helped make Yukon a better place to live, work and raise a family. H.B. Frank was one of the original retailers on Yukon’s Main Street and welcomed everyone to Yukon.

T.J. Lowery Humanitarian of the Year: Given to a member of the medical profession in honor of Dr. T.J. Lowery, who was a respected Yukon physician for many years. This person should exemplify the word “humanitarian” by showing dedication to patients and the medical profession, and a commitment to the community.

Volunteer of the Year: Given to a person who has invested significant time and energy for the betterment of the community on a volunteer basis. This person exemplifies the very spirit of volunteerism that adds so much to Yukon’s quality of life.

Small Business of the Year: Given to a business that has: Been in operation at least three years, has less than seven employees, contributes significantly to Yukon’s quality of life by offering safe, stable and equitable employment to its employees; and offers exemplary service or value by providing unique services that enrich or improve the lives of people in the community.

Large Business of the Year: Given to a business that has: Been in operation at least three years, has seven or more employees, contributes significantly to Yukon’s quality of life by offering safe, stable and equitable employment to its employees; and offers exemplary service or value by providing unique services that enrich or improve the lives of people in the community.

Written recommendations must be submitted with each Yukon Chamber award nomination.

Award nominations may be emailed to pshelton@yukoncc.com, mailed or personally delivered to 10 W Main, Suite 130, Yukon OK. For more information, call the chamber office at 354-3567.