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    Don Horan Service Leader of the Year Award

    (Community Service Award)

     

    Application Deadline – Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

     

    Established fulltime in 1975, (the first presentation was in 1961), the recipients are selected to recognize citizens who have participated actively and continuously in community service activities in Greensburg and Decatur County. In 2013, to commemorate the contributions business leader and philanthropist Don Horan left behind following his death, the Community Service Award was renamed The Don Horan Service Leader of the Year Award. Don was instrumental in bringing new business to our community and he was active in promoting the Greensburg/Decatur County area. He also contributed greatly to causes in our community, and preferred to stay out of the spotlight of those contributions.

     

    It is intended that such activity of those nominated be diverse and that the recipients be selected without regard to age, gender, occupation, political or religious affiliation. The record of the community participation of the nominee should be described. Such participation could include involvement with family, church, social work, civic groups, business, elderly, youth and other forms of volunteerism.

     

    PROFILE OF NOMINEE

    (This information is needed for the winner of the award and will be used as part of the introduction for that individual. Please complete whatever information you can.)

     

    Nominee:

    Name ________________________________________________________________________

     

    Home Address ________________________________ Home Phone ______________________

     

    Business Address ______________________________ Business Phone ___________________

     

    Education:

     

     

    Military Service:

     

     

    Occupation:

     

    Close Family Member or Close Friend of Nominee:

     

    Name ________________________________________________________________________

     

    Address _______________________________________________________________________

     

    Home Phone ___________________________ Business Phone __________________________

     

    Nominator:

    Name ________________________________________________________________________

     

    Home Address ______________________________ Home Phone ________________________

     

    Business Address ____________________________ Business Phone _____________________

     

    (Please include information on reverse)

     

     

    Community Service Participation

     

    Criteria for Nomination

    (Attach additional pages if necessary)

     

    1. Involvement: (It is not necessary to furnish information for every category. Please furnish information for each category that applies to the nominee.)

     

    Family:

     

     

    Church:

     

     

    Civic Groups:

     

     

    Social Work:

     

     

    Elderly:

     

     

    Youth:

     

     

    Business:

     

    2. Why does this person deserve the Community Service Award? (use additional paper if needed)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

     

    Please return this form to the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce:

    314 W. Washington St., Greensburg, IN 47240

    Email: execdirector@greensburgchamber.com

    Fax: 812-663-4275

    Phone: 812-663-2832

  • SMALL BUSINESS GRANT APPLICATION

     

     

    The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce annually provides a $1,000 small business grant to a member in good standing. This announcement is made at the annual membership meeting. Criteria and application is below.

     

    Due Date: Must be received in the chamber office by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

     

    Personal Information:

     

    Name ________________________________________________________________________

     

    Home Address_________________________________________________________________

                                        Street                                                   City                  State                Zip

     

    Business Information:

     

    Business Name_________________________________________________________________

     

    Address_______________________________________________________________________

                                        Street                                                   City                  State                Zip

     

    Phone _______________________________            Fax_________________________________

     

    Email________________________________            Website_____________________________

     

    Years Business Has Been Established______________

     

    Years You Have Owned the Business________________

     

    # of Customers______________________                 # of Employees _______________

     

    Is Business a member of any local or state organizations such as the Chamber, etc...?

    If so, please list and number of years they are a member.

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

     

    Community Service Participation, awards, etc...  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please describe how you will use the grant to enhance, promote or grow your business:

    (You may attach additional information including business financial statements, business plans, project budgets, project bids, designs, marketing pieces, etc. that will explain the project and help demonstrate the financial viability of the project and how it would improve your business.)

     

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    Qualification Checklist:

    ____ Business is located in Decatur County.

    ____ Business has been in operation at least 1 year.

    ____ Business has less than 100 employees.

    ____Business is a member of the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce in good standing

    Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

    Return Completed Application to:

    Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce

    314 W. Washington St., Greensburg, IN 47240

    Phone# 812-663-2832 Fax # 812-663-4275

    Email: execdirector@greensburgchamber.co

  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award

     

    Deadline for nominations – Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

    Description

    The purpose of this award is to promote the development of business owners and operators. The recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be recognized and applauded by the entire business community.

     

    Eligibility Criteria
    Residency & Business Location: The nominee must own a for-profit business that currently operates in Decatur County. 

    Business Type: Any type of for-profit business is eligible including ongoing seasonal businesses.  The business must be in operation for at least two years and the candidate must have a client/customer base of three or more.

    References: The nominee should provide at least two references. One from a client is preferred.

     

    Judging Criteria

    All nominees are judged on the same criteria:

    • Basic eligibility requirements
    • Operating success
    • Involvement in community
    • Entrepreneurial innovation
    • Business and community partnerships
    • Utilization of technology

     

    The judges also take into consideration such factors as any unique problems that had to be overcome. Judges will look for growth and sustainability of the business. The winner is chosen by a committee for the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.

     

    Getting Nominated

    • Anyone may nominate a business for Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Note: Individuals may also nominate themselves for the award.

     

     

    Applications are available at:

     

    Greensburg Chamber of Commerce

    314 W. Washington St.

    Greensburg, IN 47240

    Or by calling the Chamber at 812-663-2832

    Or on the website at: www.greensburgchamber.com

     

     

    Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Nomination Form

     

    Personal Information:

     

    Name ________________________________________________________________________

     

     

    Home Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Home Phone_________________________________

     

    Age ___________________

     

    Education__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Military Service______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Business Information

     

    Business Name_________________________________________________________________

     

    Business Address_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Business Phone ______________________________

     

    Type of Business_____________________________

     

    Number of Years Business Established ___________

     

    Estimated Customer Base______________________

     

    Number of Employees ________________________

     

    Is business considered a family-owned business or new business? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Is Business a member of any local or state organizations such as the Chamber, etc...?

    If so, please list and number of years they are a member.

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

     

    Community Service Participation, awards, etc...  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Why does this entrepreneur deserve this award? (use additional paper if needed)

     

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    Nominator Information:

    Name_________________________________________________________________________

    Address_______________________________________________________________________

    Business Name_________________________________________________________________

    Home Phone___________________________________________________________________

    Work Phone___________________________________________________________________

    Email address__________________________________________________________________

    Best time to contact_____________________________________________________________

     

    Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

    Please mail all requested information to the following address:

     

    Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce

    314 W. Washington St., Greensburg, IN 47240

    Phone # 663-2832       Fax # 663-4275

    Applications will also be accepted via email at: execdirector@greensburgchamber.com

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