2023 Excellence in Service Awards
Thursday, January 12, 2023 (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (CST)
A strong community doesn’t just happen. Individuals and businesses who invest in meaningful connections with a focus on service make where we live better. The Pequot Lakes Chamber is hosting the first Excellence in Service Awards, a banquet and awards presentation, that will be held on January 12, 2023, at the Pequot Lakes American Legion.
Join us in celebrating these community members who have gone above and beyond in their service. This event will recognize five award winners for their contributions to our community. Award recipients will be announced prior to the event. The evening will be full of camaraderie, and you’ll leave feeling inspired and full of community spirit! Don't forget to bring some extra cash, as there will be a 50/50 raffle and your chance to win lots of money. Limited seating, so don't wait to reserve your table today!
- Individual Seat ($40)
Receive a reserved seat and dinner for 1 (meal options - Prime Rib Dinner, Honey Pecan Chicken Dinner, or Pasta Primavera Dinner)
The nominee of the Pequot Lakes School Staff of the Year Award is someone who radiates positivity and promotes Patriot Pride. The nominee also helps make Pequot Lakes school district a successful place for students, other staff, and the community through acts of service. Nominees must be employed by the Pequot Lakes School District. This award is presented by Pequot Lakes School District.
We want to honor and recognize a community member whose contributions help make living in our community a better place. This individual goes above and beyond in community pride and service. Nominees must be a full-time resident and live in the 56472 zip code. This award is presented by Pine and Lakes Echo Journal.
The success of any community is built on the efforts of those who are dedicated to serving through volunteerism. This award will recognize an individual who has given their time and skills unselfishly, and in turn, has a positive effect on our community. Nominees must serve in a volunteer role and cannot have been a past winner. Nominee must live within the 56472 zip code. This award is presented by Community Action of Pequot Lakes.
Employees are the heart of every business. This award will recognize an employee who exemplifies service and professionalism. The nominee is someone who is knowledgeable, a role model for other employees, and is a champion of the community. Nominees must work at a Pequot Lakes Chamber member business within the 56472 zip code. This award is presented by the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Strong communities have strong businesses. We want to recognize a business that has helped grow our community through job creation and facility expansions. The business that receives this award thinks about buying products and services locally, where possible. The business nominated fosters an excellent working relationship with its employees and leads by example in participating in community events and activities. Nominees must be a Pequot Lakes Chamber member and be located in the 56472 zip code. This award is presented by the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
An independent panel of judges appointed by the Chamber’s Director and Advisory Board will score applicants and make the final award selection. The information and specific examples given, plus the strength of the overall nomination, will determine who receives the awards. All applications are confidential.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on November 11, 2022. Award recipients will be contacted that they have been selected. If not chosen to receive one of the Excellence in Service Awards, applicants are encouraged to update information and resubmit for next year.
Social Hour Sponsor
Citizen of the Year Award Sponsor
Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor
Employee of the Year Award Sponsor
Business of the Year Award Sponsor
Individual Seat ($40)
Reserved seat and dinner for 1 (meal options - Prime Rib Dinner, Honey Pecan Chicken Dinner, or Pasta Primavera Dinner)
4435 Main Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 United States
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