Nomination forms are available for the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce awards for man, woman and businesses of the year.
The chamber will host its 98th annual dinner dance event Feb. 16 at Leal Vineyards, 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister. The gathering is the biggest event of the year for the local chamber, which uses the setting to honor a man, woman and businesses of the year.
Nominations are due for this year’s awards by Nov. 1 in the chamber office located at 243 Sixth St., ste. 100, Hollister. The 2018 man and woman of the year were Jim Hart and Frankie Gallagher.
As for the 2019 awards, the chamber released the following:
The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is busy organizing our largest event of the year – our 98th Annual Awards Dinner, which will be held on February 16, 2019, where we honor the Man, Woman, and Business of the Year.
The purpose of the “Man & Woman of the Year” award is to recognize and honor residents living and serving San Benito County as a role model for continuous and outstanding volunteer service to our community. The nominees do not have to be chamber members and only past recipients of the award serve on the selection committee. The Committee considers only work done in a voluntary capacity, length of service, benefit to the community, and the spirit in which the work is done.
The purpose of the “Business of the Year” award is to recognize and honor businesses in the County that have exhibited excellence in their business by using creativity, overcoming obstacles, excellent customer service and their community involvement. The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will select the Business of the Year from nominations submitted.
Remember, you must include your name with your nomination or the nomination will not be accepted.