Salute to Leaders – Call for Nominations

Salute to LeadersClermont County Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host 21st annual event

Do you know a person, group or organization who regularly helps others in your neighborhood, church or school – and asks nothing in return?

That is just who the Salute to Leaders planning committee members are looking for.

Since 1994, this event has honored those who quietly volunteer their time, resources and talent to make Clermont County a better place to live, work and play.

Every year, unsung heroes – your friends and neighbors – are honored at the Salute to Leaders dinner. The 2014 event is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Oasis in Miami Township.

Salute to Leaders sold out last year and is moving to the larger Oasis Golf and Convention Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road.

Categories are Civic, Community Project, Military, Education, Environmental/Parks and Recreation, Health/Health Care, Human Services, Rural Interests, Safety/Justice, The Up ‘n Over Youth Leadership Award, Humanitarian Award in Memory of Dr. Richard Zinsmeister and the William H. Over Leadership Award.

Nominations are due Jan. 10, 2014. Nomination forms are on the Clermont Chamber of Commerce website. The nomination form can be completed online or downloaded to complete and mail. Or call the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at 576-5000 for more information.

Salute to Leaders is a project of the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and is supported by title sponsor Park National Bank. Major sponsors include Lykins Oil Company, Union Township, Siemens PLM Software, UC Clermont College, Kamphaus, Henning & Hood CPAs, Total Quality Logistics and American Modern Insurance.

“These community-minded partners stepped up to recognize the ‘difference makers’ in our county,” said chamber president Matt Van Sant.  “The event would not be possible without them.”

Founded in 1969, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses working together to make the Clermont County area the best place to locate, operate and grow your business. The Chamber’s key initiatives are advocacy, economic growth and member/investor benefits. For more information, visit