Clermont Chamber is accepting Pacesetter Award nominations

July 5th, 2007    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the annual Edward J. Parish Pacesetter award and the annual Corporate Pacesetter award.

Chamber president Matt Van Sant said that the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter award is bestowed upon an individual who exhibits genuine concern for the county and its residents and has exhibited exemplary qualities of citizenship, character, and leadership.

The corporate pacesetter award will recognize and honor a company, business, or organization that has also exhibited genuine concern for the welfare of the county and its residents while simultaneously displaying excellent qualities of corporate leadership and citizenship in its business practices.

“The past recipients or winners of the pacesetter recognition award vote on the annual nominees,” Van Sant said. “The time has once again come around for the Clermont County community at large to start nominating worthy companies and individuals.”

The pacesetter awards are named in honor of Edward J. Parish, a past president of the Chamber of Commerce (1980's to early 1990's). During his 15-year term, Parish led the chamber and the county through a very strong period of growth. He propelled Clermont County into the strong economic force in Ohio that it has today become.

When Parish retired from public service in 1996, the pacesetter awards were named in his honor.

Cyn Macke, the Clermont Chamber's director of sales and marketing, said that the qualifications to consider when nominating an individual should include, but are not limited to, a living person who is a member of the business community (whose business is a member of the chamber), performs voluntary services for the county, has attained professional, business, or civic distinction at local, state, national, or international levels, has held multiple leadership positions within business or civic organizations, and has brought favorable attention to the community/business through his or her accomplishments.

Qualifications for the corporate pacesetter award include, but are not limited to, a company presently conducting business within and are located in Clermont County, is a member of the chamber, has demonstrated a business culture that promotes and encourages volunteer work and continued support for the community that other companies can emulate, and has brought favorable attention to the community/business through its accomplishments, Macke said.

To make a nomination for the 2006 Edward J. Parish Pacesetter or Corporate Pacesetter awards, whose recipients will be honored at a banquet Nov. 1, contact the Chamber of Commerce no later than Aug. 15 at (513) 576-5000.
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