Spirit of Gowanda nominations due end of January

Area residents have until Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 to submit nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Gowanda awards sponsored annually by the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce. There are three awards — business, service and student recipients who will be honored at the annual Spirit of Gowanda awards event to be held in early April 2018 at the Gowanda American Legion Post 409.

Nomination criteria for the business award includes leadership in the business community, assistance in increasing or maintaining business in the Gowanda area, a role model for others and their efforts have had an impact on the Gowanda area.

Nomination criteria for the community service award includes leadership, dedication and voluntary efforts in community groups or as an individual that have resulted in the betterment of the Gowanda area.

The Chamber sponsors the award and ceremony, however, the recipients are nominated by the entire community. To help the Chamber select the deserving honorees, submit a written nomination to the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce including the nominees name and whether for business or service category and a listing of their accomplishments, memberships and other information. Past recipients are not eligible; only written nominations will be considered. Petitions are not considered.

Nominations should be sent to: Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce, SOG Nominations, P.O. Box 45, Gowanda, NY 14070 or via email to gowandachamber@yahoo.com.

Nomination forms are available at the following locations: village of Gowanda and towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia.

For more info email the Gowanda Chamber at gowandachamber@yahoo.com.