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Chamber of Commerce Taking Nominations for Community Awards


The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce is currently making preparations for their Annual Banquet and Membership Celebration to be held on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Ouachita Center. Executive Director Paula Bailey said, “We are super excited to announce THV11 news anchor Craig O’Neil as our guest speaker. Be sure to save the date and watch for ticket sales and more event details.”

Bailey also said that the Chamber is currently accepting nominations for the following 2014 Community Awards:

Volunteer of the Year – This is a person who is always volunteering their TIME for any type of function in the county.

Citizen of the Year – This is a person who has represented our area to make Polk County a better place to live, work and play.

Best New Construction – This will be any new construction during the 2014 year.

Best Renovation/Beautification – This will be any renovating done for businesses or industry during the 2014 year.

Business of the Year – The nomination process is open to the public, so you do not have to be a member to make a nomination. Submissions may be made by turning in the nominee’s name and the reason why they should be nominated (100 words or less) by email to or deliver to the Chamber office in the Mena Depot Center at 524 Sherwood Avenue. Deadline to nominate is Friday, February 13th. Ballots will then be issued to all of the membership for final vote. Bailey encourages the community to join in, “Please take a moment and nominate a deserving citizen and/or business, and help us honor their commitment to our community.”


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