Nominations Sought for Chamber Community Awards

By: Duneland Chamber of Commerce Last Updated: June 13, 2013

duneland-chamberThe Duneland Chamber of Commerce seeking nomination for State of the Chamber Community Awards – including the prestigious Duneland Distinguished Woman Award.

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking community nominations for seven awards given during the State of the Chamber Awards Luncheon, to be held on Wednesday, July 17 at Sand Creek Country Club. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office, located at 220 Broadway, in Chesterton. All nominations are due by Wednesday, July 10.

Ashley’s Jewelry Duneland Distinguished Woman Award honors a resident of the Duneland community who demonstrates a spirit of humanitarianism, provides valuable service to her business or profession, and exhibits initiative and creativity while assisting other women in reaching their full leadership potential.

The Putting Duneland on the Map Award honors an individual or organization whose achievements have brought state and/or national recognition to the Duneland area. The Business Renovation Award honors a business owner who has made a significant improvement to his or her businesses. The New Construction Award honors those business entrepreneurs who have made a significant investment of new construction in the Duneland community. The Humanitarian of the Year Award honors an individual or organization that actively promotes and/or provides humanitarian services to the Duneland community.

The Volunteer of the Year Award honors an individual who has actively dedicated his or her time for service of the Duneland Chamber and community. The Golden Achievement Award honors outstanding seniors who are at least sixty years of age, residents of the Duneland community, and have demonstrated substantial commitment to the Duneland community by providing significant service and leadership to church, business, civic or service organizations, community involvement and development.

All nominations will be reviewed by the Chamber’s Nominating Committee, except for the Duneland Distinguished Woman Award, which will be reviewed by former recipients. All forms must be submitted to the Chamber office by Wednesday, July 10. Awards will be presented at the State of the Chamber luncheon. All nominees must reside in the Chamber service area of Beverly Shores, Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Dune Acres, Porter and Westchester, Liberty and Jackson Townships. For more information, please call the Chamber at (219) 926-5513.

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst organization committed to ensuring that its member communities are vibrant places to live, work and play. Through service to the towns of Beverly Shores, Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Dune Acres and Porter, the Chamber provides a unified voice for robust community-building events, meaningful educational programming and smart economic development in the Duneland area. For more information, please visit