FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRIDGE CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AWARDS

Bridge City, Texas – October 22, 2013 – The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business & Citizen of the Year through Monday, December 9, 2013. All nominations need to be in a sealed envelope marked to the attention of the nominating committee, either mailed or delivered to the chamber office at 150 West Roundbunch, Bridge City, TX 77611. You can also email to bcchamber@sbcglobal.net the office will print and put in sealed envelope for committee to review. If no one is at the office, please put in the mail slot.

The Business of the Year & Citizen of the Year awards will be given to a deserving business and citizen in recognition of their outstanding contributions directly to the City of Bridge City/Orangefield Area during the past year(s). The award recipients will be honored at the Taste of the Bayou & Annual Chamber Banquet to be held in January 2014  at the Community Center.

Criteria for the Business of the Year -The narrative and supportive materials should stress how the business’s volunteer efforts benefited the quality of life within the community, and describe how the nominee displayed exemplary:

·Staying power.

·Growth in number of employees.

·Increase in sales and/or unit volume.

·Current and past financial reports.

·Innovativeness of product or service offered.

·Response to adversity.

·Evidence of contributions by nominee to aid community oriented projects.

Include specific projects or committees on which the business was involved, such as an advisory board, recreation project, or other activities.

Criteria for the Citizen of the Year - The narrative and supportive materials should stress how the individual’s volunteer efforts benefited the quality of life within the community, and describe how the nominee displayed exemplary:

·Commitment

·Support

·Skills

·Leadership

·Outreach to Other Citizens

·Desire to MAKE a Positive Impact in the Community

Include specific projects or committees, on which the volunteer was involved, such as an advisory board, recreation project, or other activities.