18 Member Organizations and Individuals Up For Chamber’s Four Awards to be Given at Annual Meeting

A total of 18 member organizations and individuals were nominated for the Columbia Montour Chamber’s four annual awards, which will be given out at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities, on Thursday, Feb. 8, at Rolling Pines Golf Course

Congratulations to the following individuals and organizations on their nominations, and special thanks to the following four organizations for sponsoring the annual awards: First Columbia Bank (Small Business of the Year), the Columbia Alliance For Economic Growth (Large Business of the Year), Commonwealth Health-Berwick Hospital Center (Community Progress) and the Berwick Industrial Development Association (BIDA) (Outstanding Citizen). 

The Outstanding Citizen Award goes to an individual that is an employee or volunteer for a member of the Chamber, and is involved in civic activities beneficial to the Columbia Montour region and projects a positive community image.

The Small and Large Business of the Year Awards are given to a Chamber member that demonstrates business leadership evidenced by diversification and creativity in the development of new products, services and/or markets, demostrates staying power and positive response to adversity, and demonstrates community involvement. 

The Community Progress Award is given to a Chamber member that shows improvement in the internal/external appearance of a commercial property through new construction, renovation/restoration or remodeling, and has completed that construction within the last three calendar years or be completed by Dec. 2017.