Nominations Sought for Annual Dinner
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has set the date of Thursday, November 5, 2020 for its 115th Annual Dinner. GOACC will again recognize one prominent citizen as well as a fixture of the local business community. The chamber is currently accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Love of Olean United in Enterprise (L.O.U.I.E.) Award and the Enterprising Business Award.
The L.O.U.I.E. Award is bestowed upon an individual who symbolizes the enterprising spirit for the greater Olean community, qualities which were embodied in the life of Louis Marra. Last year’s recipient was Brian O’Connell, Jr. Esq.
The criteria for a L.O.U.I.E. nomination is as follows: the nominee must be in, or have been in, a leadership capacity of a business, industry or organization; the nominee’s management or leadership style must foster a positive work environment, the nominee’s career and civic involvement must exemplify an admiration for the greater Olean area; the nominee may not be a sitting member of the chamber’s Board of Directors or an elected public official who is currently holding office; and the nominee must be employed by, or retired from, a chamber member business or organization.
The Enterprising Business Award is presented to a business or a non-profit organization, which exemplifies the unique “hometown” charm of the greater Olean area in manners of administration/operation, customer service, or display of inventory. The 2019 Enterprising Business Award was presented to both Henry H. Hill and Angee’s Restaurant. Also recognized with the Presidential Award was the Olean Family YMCA.
The nominee must be a member of the chamber; demonstrate a well-planned, thorough and serious approach to its development as a business; and subscribe to a consistent understanding of market factors.
A nomination form must be completed and submitted to the chamber by noon on Sept. 18 to nominate an individual for the LO.U.I.E. Award or a business or non-profit organization for the Enterprising Business award. Forms are available at the Chamber office, 301 N. Union Street, Olean. For more information on the Annual Dinner, contact the chamber by phone at 372-4433 or email.
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • email