(Oct. 5, 2018) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Award and Installation Celebration on Nov. 8 at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club.

The Chamber seeks nominations for local leaders, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond in 2018, showing a true commitment to the success of the Ocean Pines community. The awards include:

• Business of the Year, which recognizing a business who demonstrates vision, leadership and partnership in the community and serves as a positive role model and mentor for other businesses and community members.

• Citizen of the Year, which recognizes an individual who has performed outstanding service or made exceptional voluntary contributions to the community and exemplifies strong community values and ethics.

• Ambassador of the Year, which recognizes an individual who unselfishly donates their time and talent by actively serving as an ambassador for the Ocean Pines Chamber and who has positively impacted the chamber in growing and supporting members.

• Non-Profit of the Year, which recognizes an active 501-C3 organization that has made a notable impact on the quality of life for those who live and work in the area.

The Ocean Pines Chamber is also accepting nominations for its board of directors. Directors meet monthly to discuss the best way to assist the Ocean Pines Community at large in areas such as growth, legislation, fun events and enticing new businesses to locate here.

Not ready for the full board experience yet? Become a chamber ambassador. These volunteers serve as the chamber’s welcoming committee to new businesses and organizations and assist with all ribbon cuttings and business after hour events.

All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Nominations may be submitted online at www.oceanpineschamber.org/call-for-nominations or via email to Kerrie@oceanpineschamber.org.

Nominations and supporting documents may also be mailed to: Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce,

Attn: Annual Awards, 11031 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811.

Tickets for the annual Award and Installation Dinner are available at www.oceanpineschamber.org/events/details/2018-awards-installation-celebration-10596. Tickets may also be purchased at the Chamber Office or by calling 410-641-5306.

Direct any questions to Kerrie Bunting at 410-641-5306 or via email to Kerrie@oceanpineschamber.org.

The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit corporation comprised of area businesses organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper.

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