Chamber taking award nominations

Help the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Chamber of Commerce recognize individuals and businesses that strive to create an economically prosperous Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County by nominating an eligible small business, industry, citizen or entrepreneur.
The Small Business of the Year award is reserved for a business with less than 50 employees. The award celebrates the contribution to retain and grow business and jobs and may also include innovative approaches to business operations made in the year 2017.
The Industry of the Year award celebrates the contribution of the industry to retain and grow jobs. The award may also consider capital investment, direct or indirect job growth and innovative approaches to business operations made in the year 2017.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award celebrates the potential entrepreneur as a valued member and leader of the community. The Award honors the individual who strives toward the highest levels of personal or professional accomplishments that benefit the well-being of Jeff Davis County.
The Citizen of the Year award celebrates the individual who has significantly contributed to the welfare and advancement of the citizens of Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County beyond the scope of his or her normal occupation in the year 2017. The award honors an individual who currently resides or has resided in the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County area.
Award nominations should be returned to the Chamber office located at 95 East Jarman Street in Hazlehurst or by email to Andrea Taylor at ataylor@jeffdavisjda.com by Jan. 19. Winners will be announced at the Chamber Annual Event Feb. 22. Tickets for the event will go on sale soon. Award winners will be notified by Jan. 26.

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