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Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announces 2015 Business Award Nominees

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Each year, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize businesses, organizations and business people in Sheridan County who are leading the pack in economic development, leadership and community impact. The nominees have been announced and voting among Chamber members has begun. Nominees and descriptions for each award are as follows: *Key Service Award* This award honors a Chamber member non-profit organization that has made a significant impact in Sheridan County: a non-profit that serves with enthusiasm and dedication, addressing needs in the community and aligning the vision of its organization for maximum effectiveness. 1. Easter Seals Wyoming 2. The Salvation Army 3. Sheridan Community Land Trust 4. Sheridan Senior Center 5. Tongue River Valley Community Center *Strength of Sheridan* This award honors a Chamber member business or organization that has a long and distinguished tenure in the community (20+ years): an organization that demonstrates consistent service, continually invests in the community, and demonstrates sustained quality performance. 1. Babe’s Flowers 2. The Brinton Museum 3. Farmers Co-op 4. Hospital Pharmacy 5. Kraft’s Fine Jewelry *Spirit of Sheridan* This award honors a business or individual who volunteers countless hours for the betterment of the Chamber and Sheridan County: demonstrates vision, ambition, and drive to serve the community and the mission of the Chamber, understanding a community thrives when those in it invest and contribute to its success. 1. Bob De Fries 2. Mike Nickel 3. Edre Maier 4. Clarke McClung 5. Jason Wille *Chamber Award of Excellence: Small Business* (under 25 full-time employees) This award honors a Chamber member small business that serves the Sheridan area with excellence: a business that maintains consistent growth and strong performance, understands its customer, has an engaged workforce with effective leadership, and is continually innovating to support future growth. This business not only invests in its continued success, but also invests its resources in the success of the community. 1. Brittain World Travel 2. Historic Sheridan Inn 3. Peak Powersports 4. Sheridan Electronics – Photo Imaging Center 5. Twin M Designs *Chamber Award of Excellence: Large Business* (25 or more full-time employees) This award honors a Chamber member large business that serves the Sheridan area with excellence: a business that maintains consistent growth and strong performance, understands its customer, has an engaged workforce with effective leadership, and is continually innovating to support future growth. This business not only invests in its continued success, but also invests its resources in the success of the community. 1. ACT (Advanced Communications Technology) 2. Albertsons 3. The Home Depot 4. Padlock Ranch 5. L&H Industrial *Business Person of the Year* This award honors a Chamber member business person who shows outstanding business acumen and strong leadership in business and community efforts. This person is a champion for economic development, constantly strives to exceed customer expectations, delivers industry leading standards of service and quality, and exhibits innovation in business development. 1. Tye Bach (Pony Grill and Bar) 2. Tim Barnes (Black Tooth Brewing Company) 3. Gina Donnor (The Beauty Bar, Gallery on Main) 4. Bruce Garber (Century 21 BHJ Realty) 5. Doug Meier (Big Horn Smokehouse, Brinton Bistro, Big Horn Mercantile Pizzeria) All Chamber member employees are eligible to vote, and can get a ballot at the Chamber, 171 N. Main Street, or call 672-2485 to get an emailed ballot. Voting ends on December 15. *Feature photo: Christmas Strollers inside the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce/Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news