The Mena Polk County Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding members of the community through their annual community awards presentation. The process includes accepting nominations of deserving individuals and businesses that have shown exceptional dedication to their community through volunteering or providing outstanding service. Nominations are voted on by the Chamber membership and the winners are then recognized at the annual chamber banquet to be held this year on April 23rd.


Nomination categories are: Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Best New Construction, Best Renovation/Beautification, and Business of the Year. The forms ask that real thought be put into submitting a citizen or business for consideration. The Chamber asks that you consider why the nominee should be honored, provide a list of activities or awards received, and describe the impact on the community resulting from the nominee’s efforts. In addition to special recognition at the chamber banquet, the Volunteer of the Year or Citizen of the Year, are invited to be the Grand Marshall at the Annual Christmas Parade held in December. “The Mena/Polk County Chamber Community Awards recognize those individuals and businesses that play a vital role in the growth and success of our community. There is a significant difference in expressions of appreciation and true recognition. We are honored to bring the public together by providing an opportunity to actively recognize these recipients for their service, leadership, and meaningful contributions” says Chamber Secretary Sonya Maye.


Nominations are due no later than March 11, 2019. A nomination form is available for completion, on the Chamber website, at www.menapolkchamber.com. The form may also be picked up, at the Chamber office, or requested by email.


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