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Chamber Award Nomination Deadline Approaching


Time is running out to make your nominations for the 2024 Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce awards.

The deadline to nominate a business or individual is Friday. There are several awards up for grabs recognizing both businesses and individuals:

The Business Leader Award is for a business that takes an active role in the community and invests in it.

The Terri Bridenbecker Young Professional Award recognizes an individual under 40 who is pursuing excellence in their career. The award is named after Terri Bridenbecker, the chamber’s executive director until her sudden passing in 2009.

One Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a small business under five years old that demonstrates entrepreneurship through diversification, creativity, and imagination. A second award recognizes small businesses that have been in business for over five years and demonstrate the ability to overcome adversity and have a commitment to community involvement.

The Non-Profit of the Year Award will go to a non-profit that enhances the quality of life in the community or contributes to the county’s economic base.

The Phyllis Goldman Encouragement Award for Women recognizes women who have ”demonstrated noteworthy entrepreneurial and professional pursuits, who are committed to community and have served as a role model for other women and girls pursuing their career dreams. ”

The Community Leadership is open to Leadership Cayuga alumni.

Nominations can be made on the chamber’s website.


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