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Woodstock chamber seeks award nominations

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry is accepting nominations for the annual Harold Buschkopf Community Service Award. The award is the chamber’s highest honor accorded to an individual for distinguished community service.

The award, named in honor of the late Woodstock businessman, will be presented at the chamber’s Annual Dinner on Feb. 21. Nominations must be on the official nomination form and must be received in the chamber office by Jan. 31. Buschkopf operated Buschkopf Pharmacy on the square for more than 20 years.

The selection criteria for the award requires that the individual be known by many people or groups for having made a verifiable contribution to the quality of life in the greater Woodstock area whether or not that contribution has directly impacted the Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

It is necessary that the recipient’s generosity go beyond that of just providing funds for programs; the individual should have provided inspiration that will have also motivated other people to become involved in efforts to assist the community. The award winner should have been involved in positive community work for more than three years, thereby establishing a consistent pattern of public service.

Individuals may be nominated by relatives, co-workers, fellow organization members, friends, or simply those aware of his or her contributions. All nominations will remain confidential, but must be submitted on an official form which may be obtained from the chamber office, 136 Cass St., Woodstock, or online at www.woodstockilchamber.com.

The chamber also is accepting nominations for its other annual awards: Volunteer of the Year, Professional Service Provider of the Year, Industry of the Year, and Retailer of the Year.

For more information, call 815-338-2436 or email chamber@woodstockilchamber.com.

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