POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual First Impression Awards.
The First Impression Awards are to recognize businesses and organizations which completed new projects in 2020 that “catch people’s eyes,” according to chamber director Hilda Austin.
Austin said anyone can nominate a business for the award. Categories include most attractive new sign, best landscaping, best community project that involves enhancing or improving the community, outstanding downtown revitalization, best new residential development, best new commercial development, best development and young entrepreneur.
Austin said the young entrepreneur award is the newest, having been added in the last couple years.
These awards are typically given during the annual dinner in the spring, however, Austin said the chamber will not be holding that dinner due to COVID-19. Austin said the chamber of commerce is tentatively planning an awards dinner for the fall, in September or October.
Austin said the chamber is working to produce a video highlighting past award winners.
Applications must be received by the chamber of commerce, at 305 Main Street in Point Pleasant or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Feb. 28.
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