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  • Nominations are Now Closed for the 2021 Annual Awards

    Each year, the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry Awards Dinner attracts prominent business leaders to recognize and celebrate the people and companies that have made the Woodstock Area great and demonstrated unique vision, innovation and achievement in support of our region’s economy and small to mid-size business community.  

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a company or person you felt went above and beyond this past year.

     

    HERE ARE YOUR 2021 ANNUAL AWARD NOMINEES BY CATEGORY!

     

  •  

    Annual Chamber of Commerce & Industry Awards 

     
    1. Harold Buschkopf Community Service Award
         Named after Harold Buschkopf in 1995, this award represents a community leader, spokesman and an ambassador
         who gave unselfishly of his or her time, energy and money.  A person who loved Woodstock.  This recipient should
         be a company or individual that is reflective of our community - unique, creative, smart, one-of-a-kind, fun, kind,
         giving, successful.  The kind of person who makes our community who we are.  A business or person that
         epitomizes the character and spirit of Woodstock.
     

    HAROLD BUSCHKOPF COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNERS

    2021 - ?

    2020 - DR. BRIAN SAGER

    2019 - PAM MOORHOUSE

    2018 - JAMES P. HECHT

    2017 - STEVE GAVERS

    2016 - DOUG JACKSON

    2015 - PHYLLIS CLOSE

    2014 - KIM LARSON

    2013 - STEVE FINZEL

    2012 - KEITH JOHNSON

    2011 - CARL "BUTCH" SCHNULLE

    2010 - TOM NIERMAN

    2009 - CRAIG CRANDEL

    2008 - LUKE LOHMEYER

    2007 - RALPH WEBSTER

    2006 - JOHN SCHARRES

    2005 - VAL GITLIN

    2004 - JIM CAMPION & DENISE PONSTEIN

    2003 - ALAN BELCHER & JAMES KEEFE

    2002 - CHARIE ZANCK

    2001 - HELEN FIELDS & JANE GRIFFIN

    2000 - CHERYL WORMLEY

    1999 - DON PEASLEY

    1998 - VIRGIL SMITH

    1997 - RAYMOND BENOY

    1996 - B.B. NEUCHILLER

    1995 - JOHN LILLIE

     

    2.  Retailer of the Year

    • continued growth in employees or sales
    • commitment of company resources to community projects
    • creation of a positive work environment for all employees

     

    3.  Volunteer of the Year

    • Nominee must have gone beyond the normal call of duty in volunteering their time and talents to make Woodstock a better community in which to live, work or play.
     

    4. Professional Service Provider of the Year

    • Have between 1 – 1000 employees.
    • Be independently owned and operated.
    • Demonstrate excellence in their professional service industry.
    • Have created an innovative program or initiative for their industry or employees.

     

    5.  Entrepreneur of the Year

    • Demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility.
    • Have achieved success as the Founder, Owner, CEO or President of a company(ies) 
    • Demonstrate a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, perseverance, creativity, and determination to be successful.

     

    6.  Not-for-Profit of the Year

    • Have between 1 – 1000 employees.
    • Be a 501(c).
    • Demonstrate outstanding contributions to the community.
    • Show benefits of service and how they set organization apart.

    7.  Manufacturer of the Year

    • a company of 5 to 1,000 employees that produces goods for consumption
    • expanded operations or continued growth in employees or sales that contributes to the local economy
    • commitment of company resources to community projects as a way to give back and engage in their local economy and community
    • creation of a positive work environment for all employees
    • a leader in innovation for their industry

    8.  Leadership Excellence Award

    • an individual who demonstrates integrity, professionalism, and kindness in their leadership style
    • who gives unselfishly of his or her time, energy and money
    • demonstrates passion for a cause they are passionate about or is committed to pursuing excellence, innovation and personal growth in all they do
    • leads by example and inspires others in the community and/or in their company or organization to be the best they can be.  

    9.  Community Event of the Year

    • a community event enjoyed by residents and visitors alike that brought people together to celebrate, share experiences and unite the community.
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS

     

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS


    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

    Nominations will be accepted January 1st through February 15th each year.  

     

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Chamber of Commerce & Industry Award Recipients

     

    Harold Buschkopf

    Steve Gavers / Gavers Community Cancer Foundation

     

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    Tom Dougherty - Dougherty Enterprises

     

    Leadership Award

    John Stassen - Stassen Insurance

     

    Not for Profit Excellence Award

    Woodstock Fine Arts Association

     

    Professional Service Provider

    Woodstock Heating - Eric & Dawn Iversen

     

    Retailer of the Year

    Copy Express - Jim O'Leary

     

    Volunteer of the Year

    Cindi Carrigan - Carrigan Design

    Juanita Vega - Country Financial

     

    Teamwork Award

    The City of Woodstock - City Council, Promote Woodstock, Mayor Sager,

    City Managers Office & Economic

    Development

     

     

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