Past Award Descriptions Given:
Choose Chowchilla Award
– This award given to the new business of the year which has done the most for the Community during the past year.
Chowchilla Progress Award
– This award is given to the one that has done the most to enhance their business during the year. This could be rehabilitation, renovation and/or expansion.
Chowchilla Heritage Award
– This award is given to the business that has remained in the family unit-passing down positive work values, solid business practices and continuing to serve the community of Chowchilla.
Outstanding Citizen of the Year
– This award is presented to an individual whose commitment and dedication to the city and its residents has made a positive difference. The award is not given for one act or service but for efforts made throughout the year.
Business of The Year-
This award is presented to the Chamber of Commerce member whose dedication, commitment, and support goes above and beyond the average Chamber member. The award is not given for one act or area of service, but for a total service to the community.
Business Person of the Year-
This award is presented to the individual Chamber of Commerce member or individual employed by an existing Chamber of Commerce member. The recognition should not be given for one act or area of service, but for total service to the community.
This award is given to a business or individual who continues to connect Chowchilla to its past through tradition, longevity, architecture and services, maintaining historical significance.
Vision Award -
An individual or business that saw the potential of a location and developed it into something new.
Heart of Chowchilla –
This award is presented to an individual who exemplifies lifelong dedication to Chowchilla and its residents. This recognition should not be given for one act or area of service, but for total service to the community.
Excellence In Agriculture -
This award is presented to a chamber member farmer or rancher based on their exhibiting professional agricultural practices, utilizing new marketing strategies and market adaptation as well as their involvement in areas such as civic, service, and community events or activities.
President’s Award -
This award is presented from the President and the Board of Directors to an individual or organization whose continuous contributions to the community are on-going and impact is significant to the Chowchilla community.
Outstanding New Business
This award is given to a new Chamber member business which has done the most for the community during past year.
This award is given to an individual who exemplifies high standards, promotes good will, leads by example, and whose positive attitude is passed on to others within the community.
Educator of the Year
This award is given to recognize an indivudal who has made significant personal and professional contributions to the overall well-being of Chowchilla students as a leader, educator, or mentor. This individual has high academic and personal standards among students 0 both personally and in the workforce.
Honoring Community Contributions
This award is given to recognize contributions of civic and social organizations to the overall well-being of Chowchilla, its students, and/or its residents through in-kind services, events, contributions, and/or scholarships.