Nominations sought for chamber awards

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 12/3/96.

The Paynesville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the community for Outstanding Boss of the Year, Employee of the Year, Outstanding Farmer of the Year, Outstanding Young Person of the Year (between the ages of 16 and 25) and Community Service Award.

Winners last year were: Bob Jorgensen, Outstanding Boss of the Year. He was nominated for his community involvement, fairness and his leadership qualities. Employee of the Year was presented to Audrey Olmscheid. Her nominator said she was a person whose strengths are loyalty, honesty and a strong work ethic. She has a great rapport with customers and is sincerely dedicated to her clients.

The Outstanding Farmer of 1995 was Art Voss. His nominator said he was a person whose sustainability and marketing skills have grown with the times. Voss is an excellent manager who proves with hard work comes a good product.

The Outstanding Young Person of 1995 was Mike Jacobson. He was nominated for his many talents. Jacobson is willing to help at the drop of a hat which was symbolized by his application to become a member of the Peace Corps.

The Community Service Award went to Paul Pratt for his many years of service. He served 21 years on thePaynesville Area Ambulance Crew and seven years as a certified CPR instructor. He was nominated for his unselfish concern for area residents day and night, which was demonstrated by his willingness to be on call 70 to 100 hours every two weeks.

The awards will be presented at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Nomination forms can be picked up at the Corner Drug, H.F. Paul Agency, and the Chamber office. They must be returned by Dec. 15 to one of the above named businesses.

Tonic Solfa will be entertaining at the banquet. Election of officers and board of directors will be held. Tickets, $15, can be purchased from any board member. They are Lee Landsteiner, Bev Mueller, Keith Singsaas, Rick Paul, Wally Thyen, Steve Brisendine, Troy Stang, Kathee Martinson, Donna Hunter and Marlene Theel.

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