Final week to submit nominations to Waukon Chamber of Commerce for Person of the Year and other honors

The Waukon Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from community residents for awards to be distributed at the Chamber's annual meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 7. Those awards include Business of the Year and Person of the Year honors within the Waukon community. The Chamber will bestow those honors upon the best nominated candidate fitting the following award criteria:

Person of the Year
The Person of the Year award will be presented to a person who is exemplifying the spirit of Waukon through dedication and service to the community. The award will go to someone who is making a difference in the community by bringing financial and/or non-financial benefits to Waukon through their efforts, or who is making a difference in the community with active and enthusiastic volunteerism, being a leader - defined by actions, not title - by instilling their own community pride, high personal standards and values in others around them, and serving as a positive role model to this community’s future generations of leaders by demonstrating integrity, character and trustworthiness. It is suggested that entrants should be able to show evidence of some or all of the following: Developed and implemented strategic business plans, implemented plans to achieve growth and improve Waukon, and has actively taken steps to exceed customer expectations.

Business of the Year
The Business of the Year Award, presented by the Waukon Chamber of Commerce, is given each year to a business that offers high-quality products or services, demonstrates strong ethical standards, exhibits leadership with its employees and clients and within its industry, and is active in the community. The award winner must be in business for at least five years, locally owned or a locally-owned franchise, and an active member of the community.

Nomination forms for these awards can be picked up at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce office, located at 101 West Main Street in Waukon. Forms should be returned to the Chamber office by February 14. Those making nominations for these awards are reminded that it is the quality of the nomination that determines the award winner, not the quantity of letters in support of the nominee. The nominations and ensuing awards are intended to be a surprise to the deserving individuals, so it is encouraged that they are not informed of their nomination.

Individuals/groups or local businesses will be honored at the Chamber’s annual meeting, which will be held Saturday, March 7 at the Waukon Banquet Center. For more information, contact the Waukon Chamber of Commerce office at 563-568-4110 or by email at

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