The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce wants
your help in selecting the outstanding businesses and members of 2008. The
chamber has four awards that it will present at its annual dinner next month. They are the Business of the Year, Cornerstone Award, Member of the Year, and Community Volunteer.
The chamber is also seeking
candidates for its board of directors. There is a trio of seats open for three
year terms. Nominating forms are available at the chamber office, and must be
submitted by the close of business on Wednesday.
The election results and the award winners
will be announced at the chamber's annual dinner on February 21st,
at the Golden Anchor on base.
The Business of the Year award goes
to the member that best promotes the objectives of the chamber of commerce. For
example, the business that undertakes the promotion of a new product, service
or program that promotes the economic well-being of the community. Last year
the award was won by Mike Terry of Classic Cakes Bakery.
The Cornerstone award goes to the
chamber member that takes the time and energy to develop or pursue a project
for the betterment of the community for all Kodiak residents. Last year Peter
Malley won the award for the Wounded Warrior Project, which brought U.S.
soldiers, maimed in the war on terror, to Kodiak for a once-in-a-lifetime
The Member of the Year award will be
given to the person who has shown unfailing commitment to promoting the chamber
of commerce and its programs. Jack Johnson of the Best Western Kodiak Inn
received the award last year.
The fourth award goes to the
Community Volunteer of the Year. It goes to the member that works for the good
of the entire community through participation in various non-profit volunteer
organizations. Last year, Darlene Turner was the winner, for her work with
Habitat for Humanity, Teen Court, the Kodiak Rotary and Soroptimist
The deadline for submitting names is
at the close of business on Monday, February 9th. Nominations can be
brought to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce office in the ferry terminal building