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ANNUAL MEETING

NOMINATIONS

HELPING BUSINESSES SUCCEED TOGETHER.

Friend of Kearney

FRIEND OF KEARNEY.

Deadline: November 4, 2022
Nominee must be able to attend the Annual Chamber Meeting on January 30, 2023.


The Friend of Kearney Award was created in 1987 by the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Envoys and is designed to honor a Kearney area individual or couple who has been a Friend of Kearney through his or her community leadership and contributions. This award recognizes the potential of all area residents as valued members and leaders of the Kearney area.

Submit your nomination via a Fillable PDF:

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YOUTH FRIEND OF KEARNEY.

Youth Friend of Kearney
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Deadline: November 4, 2022
Age requirement: junior in high school - age 21

Nominee must be able to attend the Annual Chamber Meeting on January 30, 2023.
 

The Youth Friend of Kearney Award was created by the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Envoys and is designed to honor a Kearney Youth who has been a Friend of Kearney through his or her community leadership and contributions.  This award recognizes the potential of all area youth as valued members and leaders of the Kearney area
 

Submit your nomination via a Fillable PDF:

Outstanding Business of the Year

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR.

Deadline: November 15, 2022
Nominee must be able to attend the Annual Chamber Meeting on January 30, 2023.

The Outstanding Business of the Year Award is intended to recognize the contributions of businesses to the growth of the Kearney area. To be eligible for the Outstanding Business of the Year Award, all applicants must meet the following criteria.

 

  • Be a current member in good standing of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce for a minimum of two years.

  • Have completed a minimum of three years in business.

  • Show growth in sales, services and/or growth in number of individuals served and expanded programs and services.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical business practices.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to employee support, development and diversity.

  • Demonstrate community involvement/leadership.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to utilizing resources in the Kearney area to help your business grow.

 

The Outstanding Business of the Year award is designed to recognize the important role businesses play in our community. Through the award process, businesses are recognized for growth, creativity, community involvement and leadership. 

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Submit your nomination/application via Word document:

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SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR.

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Submit your nomination/application via Word document:

Deadline: November 15, 2022
Nominee must be able to attend the Annual Chamber Meeting on January 30, 2023.

The Small Business of the Year Award is intended to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic growth of the Kearney area. To be eligible for the Small Business of the Year Award, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

 

  • Be a current member in good standing of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce for a minimum of two years

  • Have completed a minimum of three years in business (do not want to compete with New Business of the Year award)

  • Have a minimum of three (3) employees and a maximum of fifty (50) employees

  • Responds to business challenges and problems with effective solutions

  • Show growth in sales, services and/or growth in number of individuals served and expanded products, programs or services

  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical business practices

  • Demonstrate a commitment to employee support and development

  • Demonstrate community involvement/leadership

  • Demonstrate a commitment to utilizing resources in the Kearney area to help your business grow

Leadership Kearney Distinguished Alumni

LEADERSHIP KEARNEY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI.

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Nominee must be able to attend the Annual Chamber Meeting on January 30, 2023.

Nominees for this award must:

  1. Be an alumnus of Adult or Youth Leadership Kearney. A list of Leadership Kearney Alumni appears on the Leadership Kearney website under Alumni Program.

  2. Be nominated by a fellow Leadership Kearney Alumnus.

  3. Have established an outstanding record of leadership contributing to the betterment of Kearney, the region or the nation and/or a strong record of leadership within the Leadership Kearney program.

 

Information on how to submit your nomination for this award is available through the page below:

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Young Professional of the Year

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR.

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Deadline: November 15th , 2022

Nominee must be able to attend the Annual Chamber Meeting on January 30, 2023.

Young Professionals are vital to the growth and progress of our Kearney community. They are leaders in their field and they inspire their peers to excel. Where there is a vibrant and engaged young professional population, there will be bright leaders for tomorrow.

 

The Young Professionals of the Year award strives to recognize the accomplishments of young professionals in the Kearney Area by highlighting their advancement in their field, as well as their significant contributions to attract, retain, and engage young professionals in the Kearney community.

 

  • Must be between the ages of 21 - 40

  • Nominees are not required to be a member of the Kearney Young Professionals Network

  • Nominees must have at least 1 or more years of professional experience in current career

  • Nominees must be advancing their field and the quality of life in Kearney in a positive and productive way

  • Strong Nominees are involved in community, civic, charitable activities in the community and/or involved in their church

  • Nominees shall clearly serve as a role model for others personally and professionally

  • Nominees demonstrate strong leadership skills

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