Deadline looms for chamber award nominees

Since honoring Dr. Howard Minor in 1963, 74 men and women have been honored as the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce’s Man — and Woman — of the Year, for their commitment to the South Kitsap Community.

Last year’s Man and Woman of the year were Darryl Baldwin and Lavelle Allen.

The chamber is currently soliciting nominations for its 2010 SK Man of the Year and 2010 SK Woman of the Year.

The successful candidate will have donated many hours of service to the organization of their choice for the betterment of the South Kitsap community.

The nominee does not have to be a chamber member or be associated with a business organization.

The Nominee can be active in a church or synagogue, a youth organization, a not-for-profit organization, fraternal, educational or political organization.

The Port Orchard Chamber initiated the SK Small Business of the Year Award in 2008 as a way to recognize the many small successful businesses in the Port Orchard/South Kitsap area.

The award is designed to recognize local small businesses’ dedication, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional business achievement and outstanding commitment to our community.

Eligibility criteria include: being a Port Orchard Chamber member, having been in business at least two years, and having no more than 30 full-time employees.

Nomination forms for Man and Woman of the Year and criteria and guidelines for SK Small Business are available at or at the Chamber office.

Nominations should be returned to the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce office, at 1014 Bay St. Suite 8, in Port Orchard, by Aug. 27.

The 2010 Awards will be made at the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and installation banquet on Oct. 2.

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