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Nominees Announced for Annual Awards

As we look forward to 2017, it is equally important to celebrate the accomplishments throughout Valley County during the past year. Contributions from local businesses and non-profit organizations led by innovative and generous entrepreneurs and volunteers is what makes our community an exceptional place to live, work, play and give.

The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development and Valley County Community Foundation Fund look forward to the Annual Celebration on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Trotter Event Center in Ord as we celebrate the good life and great communities of Arcadia, Elyria, North Loup and Ord.

We are Valley County, Nebraska. Good Life. Great Communities.

 

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Nominees for the annual awards were submitted by Ord Area Chamber members, VCED sponsors and VCCFF donors. Congratulations to all of the nominees – your contributions to our community are greatly appreciated and it is a great honor to be recognized by fellow business owners, volunteers and leaders throughout Valley County. Winners will be announced on February 3 at the Annual Celebration.

The nominees are…

PARTNER IN PROGRESS
Presented by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce.
This individual has made notable contributions to the community throughout the past year with their entrepreneurial efforts and leadership. They actively participate and have dedicated their time to help with Chamber projects.

Gaylord Boilesen
Beth Knapinski
Teresa Lange & Cindy Struckman
Ord Quiz
Noah Piskorski
Kiley White
Matt Woodward

RISING STAR AWARD
Presented by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce.
This award recognizes a business that has been established within the past five years. This could also include a business that has experienced a transition of ownership or pursued a new venture within this time period. They contribute to the community and actively participate in the Chamber.

CinTrese Boutique
Jubilee Catering
The Golden Husk
Misko Sports
Miss Emma’s Lil Piece of Heaven
Nebraska Distillers Products, LLC
Piskorski Dental
Smith Chiropractic
Valley Auto Parts

INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND/OR WEBSITE AWARD
Presented by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce.
This award is to recognize a business that has created an interactive website(s) or social media site(s) to improve their business and/or has been an active user of www.ShopOrd.com.

Anderson Pharmacy
The Golden Husk
Good Life Pharmacy
Ord Housing Authority
Valley County Health System

SILVER CITIZEN AWARD
Presented by Valley County Economic Development.
This individual is at least 50 years old, has made notable contributions to our community and encourages partnerships and collaboration to achieve economic growth for the greater good of Valley County.

Gaylord Boilesen
Betty Carlson
Helen Cullers
Paul Markowski
Marty Petska
Larry Proskocil
Janie Zadina

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & IMPROVEMENT AWARD
Presented by Valley County Economic Development.
This award is to recognize a project that has helped to improve Valley County and/or benefit Valley County residents. Please indicate the individual(s) or organization(s) responsible for the success of this project.

Cobblestone Inn & Suites and Trotter Event Center
KNLV
Shopko Hometown
Shopko, Cobblestone, Trotter Event Center & Orschelns
SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy

EXCELLENCE IN AGRIBUSINESS
Presented by Valley County Economic Development.
This award is to recognize a business or individual for their service and dedication to agriculture as a producer or an agriculture related service business.

Green Plains Renewable Energy
Nebraska Distillers Products, LLC
Orschelns
Sell Service, Inc.
Simply Sunflower
Jim Trotter

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Presented by the Valley County Community Foundation Fund.
This award recognizes an outstanding individual or organization (teacher, EMT, police, etc.) which provides valuable public services to the people of Valley County.

American Legion/Avenue of Flags
Heather Fox & Ord Dance Team
Casey Hurlburt
Jeanette Koelling
Ben Lansman
Duane & Darlene Psota
Camerin Schimenti
Ord Food Pantry
Ord Volunteer Fire Department
Valley County Philanthropic Partners
Danny & Rebecca Vanek

EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG CITIZEN 
Presented by the Valley County Community Foundation Fund.
This individual is 18 years old or younger and has made notable contributions of time and talent to their school, community and Valley County.

Lily Farrens
Shelby Kittle
Adrienne Meckel
Maliki Vodehnal
Danielle Wray

DYNAMIC YOUNG COMMUNITY LEADER
Presented by the Valley County Community Foundation Fund.
This person is 30 years old or younger and has made significant contributions as an emerging leader in their personal life, workplace and community.

Alex Farrens
Beth Knapinski
Rhe’Ann McBride
Camerin Schimenti
Taylor Smith

HIGH IMPACT ORGANIZATION 
Presented by the Valley County Community Foundation Fund.
This non-profit organization has demonstrated good stewardship of dollars and exhibits community impact and involvement for the betterment of Valley County.

Friends of Fort Hartsuff
Heartland Youth Ranch
Loup Valley Ag Society
Ord Township Library
Second Hand Rose
Valley County Ministerial Association
Valley Performing Arts Theater (aka The Golden Husk)
VCHS Child Development Committee

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