CLAY COUNTY, INDIANA
 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

535 E. National Avenue
Brazil, IN  47834
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 Email our Secretary, Shondra Barrett

 

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FOCUS AWARDS 2010

The Focus Awards Banquet was Thursday, November 4th at Traditions Banquet Hall in downtown Brazil.  The meal was catered, and entertainment was provided by Steve McCullough on the Clavinova, and the Northview Knight Singers. The program was MC'd by Mike Lawson of Riddell National Bank.  There were about 170 persons in attendance.


Daniel Harris Award Winner Vicki Mace (front right) with her family, and  Chamber President Ted Paris (left- back row) and Mike Lawson (right-back row)

Educator award winner Mary Yelton (Leaap Center) with her husband Ernie, Ted, and Mike

Industry award winner Ken Maurer with his wife Jamie and staff members of PDF Industries. Back row left to right:Jason Maurer, Randy Ringo, Aaron Rugenstein, Roger Northcutt, Glen Watler, Chad Miller

Not-for-profit winner Jennifer Chamberlain (next to Mike) and staff members of SOS, Service On the Streets

Beautification Award Winner, Emmert Group
Left to right: Ted Paris, Chamber President, Brad Emmert, Joyce Emmert (holding her award) Sam Emmert, Kim Emmert-O'Dell, Steven O'Dell, and Mike Lawson

The criteria for the nominations is shown below.  Our next Focus Awards Banquet will be in 2015.
 

Industrial / Commercial / Agricultural:
 

  1. The candidate must be a majority owner, partner, or major stakeholder active in the day to day upper level general management of a local business.

  2. The candidate and his or her business shall have been established within Clay County for at least three years. During that time, the business shall have demonstrated growth in sales or unit volume and the creation of new jobs. Successful maintenance of jobs in a down economy will be considered.

  3. The candidate and his or her business shall have demonstrated community involvement and commitment to specific community projects. The candidate shall demonstrate contributions in money, time, or resources to charitable causes and memberships in boards, clubs, providing community services.

  4. The conduct of the business shall be above reproach with regard to ethics, quality, service, and the development of its human resources. It shall project a positive community image.

Non-Profit

  1. The candidate must be a majority owner, partner, or major stakeholder active in the day to day upper level general management of the Non-Profit.

  2. The candidate and his or her business shall have been established within Clay County for at least three years. During that time the organization must show evidence it has contributed to the well being of the community

  3. The candidate and his or her business shall have demonstrated community involvement and commitment to specific community projects.. The candidate shall demonstrate contributions in money, time, or resources to charitable causes and memberships in boards, clubs, providing community services.

  4. The conduct of the business shall be above reproach with regard to ethics, quality, service, and the development of its human resources. It shall project a positive community image.

Educator

  1. An exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled.

  2. An educator who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.

  3. An educator who has the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleges.

  4. An educator who plays an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school.

  5. An educator who demonstrates high motivation, initiative, integrity, leadership skills, commitment, and exceptional judgment.

Beautification:

    1. The candidate and his or her business shall have demonstrated community involvement and commitment to specific community projects. The candidate shall demonstrate contributions in money, time, or resources to charitable causes and memberships in boards, clubs, providing community services.

    2. The candidate shall have demonstrated an effort to beautify his or her property which exceptional results as deemed appropriate by the selection committee.

Life Time Achievement Award:

  1. Positive influence on the community at large.

  2. Demonstrated community leadership

  3. Recognized within his/her profession

  4. Role model for others

  5. Volunteer for community service history

 

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