BY MELANIE BUCK –
The deadline to turn in nominations for the 2016 Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Community Awards has been extended. The awards are given at the annual Chamber Banquet each year. This year’s deadline has been extended to Friday, February 24th. Anyone is welcome to nominate. Winners are voted upon by the Chamber membership.
Categories include: Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Best New Construction, Best Renovation/Beautification, and Business of the Year. The Volunteer of the Year is a person who is always volunteering their time for any type of function in the county. Citizen is a person who has represented the area to make Polk County a better place to live, work, and play. Best New Construction is any new construction during 2016. Best Renovation/Beautification includes any business or industry renovations made during 2016. Business of the Year can include any business in Polk County.
The 2017 Chamber Banquet will be held at CMA facilities on Iron Mountain on Thursday, April 6th. Ticket sales and event announcements will be made on the Chamber’s Facebook page, ‘Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce.’ All proceeds of the event benefit the Chamber’s 2017 Scholarship Program.
Former Razorback Tyler Wilson will be the guest speaker at the 2017 Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Banquet, which promises to be a “fun, causal tailgating experience.”