Each year at the Annual Dinner, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents member business awards in multiple categories. Nominations are taken in the late summer for the awards presentation in October.
Distinguished Citizen of the Year: Mike Clayton – Benne Media / Wonderland Camp
Young Professional of the Year: Katie Royal – Royal Heating & Air, LLC
Large Business of the Year: Lake Regional Health System
Small Business of the Year: Lake TV
Non-Profit of the Year: Citizens Against Domestic Violen
Listed below is information regarding categories, eligibility and judging criteria for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards. The chamber invites its members to identify nominees for these awards in each of the following categories:
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DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD
Eligibility: An individual who lives or works in the lake area.
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Eligibility: A member of Young Professionals of the Lake. Membership must be in good standing.
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Eligibility: A small business, employing 50 or fewer employees, within the Lake Area Chamber servicing area. This area includes the North Shore, Lake Ozark, Horseshoe Bend, Osage Beach, Kaiser and Linn Creek.
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Eligibility: A large business, employing more than 50 employees, within the Lake Area Chamber servicing area. This area includes the North Shore, Lake Ozark, Horseshoe Bend, Osage Beach, Kaiser and Linn Creek.
NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR
Eligibility: A not-for-profit organization, such as social service organizations, adult volunteer groups, service clubs, arts organizations, etc.
1. Any group or organization who has fulfilled their mission or goals, has expanded the services they provide to the community and its improvement, has provided the lake area with leadership for the welfare of its populace.
2. The organization has made a significant contribution of time, skills and resources toward the improvement of the lake community.
3. The nominee must be an active Lake Area Chamber member in good standing.
Describe how the nominee has distinguished himself/herself/itself with respect to both service and achievement based on the judging criteria listed for the award category used. The committee highly encourages supplemental items be included in the nomination packet to ensure the selection is based on valid and worthwhile information. You may submit your nomination online and include attachments, or print our PDF application and return it to the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce by the indicated deadline.
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Non-Profit of the Year
2013-Lake of the Ozarks Daybreak Rotary
2014-Concerns of Police Survivors
2015-Hope House of Miller County
2016-Community Foundation of the Lake
2017-Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sister
2018- Kids' Harbor, Inc
2019-Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club
Small Business of the Year:
2013-Page Stores, LLC
2014-MSW Interactive Designs
2015-TXR Architects + Constructors
2018-Golden Rule Insurance Agency, Inc
Large Business of the Year:
2014-Lake Regional Health Systems
2015-Central Bank of the Lake of the Ozarks
2018-RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
2019-Keller Williams Lake of the Ozarks Realty
Distinguished Citizen of the Year:
2016-Eleanor Hickey & Mike Waggett
Young Professional of the Year:
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