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Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Annual Dinner and Awards Nominations Sought

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August 03, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     Contact: Alice Wanamaker: 610.379.5000
Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Annual Dinner and Awards Nominations Sought
July 10, 2018 - Carbon County, PA – The Carbon Chamber & Economic Development will be hosting our Annual Dinner on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM at Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton, PA.
This years' event will be a Wild West Gala, Boots & Bling in Carbon County theme as we celebrate those businesses who continue to do great things in Carbon County and highlight and celebrate Carbon businesses, initiatives and individuals. We look forward to having you join us for entertainment, awards, and a reason to “Celebrate the Success of Carbon County.”
            Those interested in sponsoring and attending the event are invited to contact Alice Wanamaker at 610-379-5000 or alicew@carboncountychamber.org . The annual dinner is a time to honor those passionate, hardworking and driven professionals and business owners in Carbon County. Our businesses, professionals and volunteers are the heartbeat of this great county, and it is our privilege to take a night and celebrate local success stories.
            The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation is seeking nominations for the 2018 CCEDC Annual Dinner Awards. Awards are presented to Business of the Year, Rookie Business of the Year, Tourism and Entertainment Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Economic Development Project, and William H. Bayer Lifetime Achievement Award.
Do you know a special business or individual that falls under one of the following categories in Carbon County? If so, please contact lrex@carboncountychamber.org or call 610-379-5000 to nominate them. Nominations can also be mailed to the Chamber office at 137 South Street, Lehighton PA 18235.


Business of the Year 
Recognizes a business that has demonstrated achievement and innovation in management, workplace excellence and has committed to growing here in Carbon County.
Rookie Business of the Year
Recognizes a business that has demonstrated enthusiasm, community spirit and excellent customer service and has committed to growing here in Carbon County. One year or less in business.
Tourism and Entertainment Business of the Year 
Honors a business that attracts guests and visitors to provide amusement, recreation, hospitality and/or culture. These businesses include: restaurants, theaters, bed & breakfasts, wineries, driving ranges and eco-tourism. 
Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding individual dedicated to supporting CCEDC and other community organizations. 
Young Professional of the Year Award
Highlights a Carbon County Young Professional highly involved in CCEDC events and community programs. 
Economic Development Project 
Outstanding economic development project designed to bring jobs and economic growth to Carbon County.
William H. Bayer Lifetime Achievement Award 
This award is in honor of the late William H. Bayer for his dedication to the community.  To acknowledge his commitment to the community, the CCEDC presents this award each year to a CCEDC member that has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to our community. 
Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, August 31, 2018. For more information about the event or to nominate a business or individual, contact lrex@carboncountychamber.org or call 610-379-5000.  Please visit www.CarbonCountyChamber.org for more information.
About The Carbon County Chamber Of Commerce: The members of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce are a catalyst for continuously creating cooperative and prosperous businesses to enhance our community.