Best of Tuolumne to name top businesses, citizenship leaders

Union Democrat staff /

The Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce will announce the winners of its Best of Tuolumne County Awards at its annual Installation/Honors Banquet on Nov. 18 at the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive, Sonora.

The awards recognize community members for their achievements and contributions to Tuolumne County in four categories, Entrepreneur of the Year, Excellence in Government, Citizen of the Year, and Teacher of the Year.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to a community member who

has demonstrated leadership in their Tuolumne County business. They

should demonstrate a concern for their employees, the community and its

citizens, staying power, excellent customer service, a growth in number

of employees and an increase in sales. Last year's winner was Bill and

Melinda McDonald.

The Excellence in Government award is for a community member who

has demonstrated excellence in their public sector position, has a good

working relationship with member of the business community, shown

honesty and integrity and has managed public money well. Last year's

winner was Pete Kampa.

The Citizen of the Year award is given to a community member who is

involved in voluntary services that have improved the lives of other

community members. They must have demonstrated outstanding leadership

and community service skills. The winner must have lived in Tuolumne

County for at least two years. Last year's winner was Jamie Smith.

Teacher of the Year award will be presented to a Tuolumne County

teacher who has made a difference in any grade level, including junior

college. The winner must have held their position for at least 12

months and live in the county. Last year's winner was Kim Orteiza.

The deadline to submit nominees has been extended to Oct. 11.

For more information visit the chamber's website at

www.TCchamber.com, visit the chamber office in downtown Sonora, or call

George Segarini at 532-4212.

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