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Chamber seeks nominations for Community Service Awards

Nominations are being sought for the 2018 annual Community Service Awards & Installation Dinner, the Ceres Chamber of Commerce's annual recognition of outstanding members in the Ceres community who have made extraordinary contributions in service.

Since 1969, the Ceres Chamber of Commerce has recognized individuals for their service to the community; business and civic attainment on a local, state, national or international level; leadership; awareness of the needs of others; and distinctive accomplishments that have brought favorable attention to Ceres, their industry or organization.

"This event is one of the most exciting events for the Chamber as we celebrate and honor individuals and businesses that serve our community in various ways," said Chamber President Renee Ledbetter. "We often hear of the great work that some of our residents or business owners are doing after-the-fact. If you know someone who is doing incredible things for the Ceres community, then we want to hear from you."

Once again, the Chamber is seeking nominations of citizens and businesses for the following categories: Distinguished Service, Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Downtown Business of the Year, Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year, and Legacy, which honors individuals and/or businesses that have contributed through service, support or volunteer efforts to the Ceres community for more than 40 years.

Nominations may be made online at or in the Ceres Chamber office located at 2904 Fourth Street in Ceres, now until Sunday, Dec. 31. All nominees will be invited to the Chamber's 49th banquet scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Ceres Community Center. Tickets are $40 per person. Sponsorship tables seating eight also may be purchased for $350 and includes complimentary wine and sponsor recognition during the event. To purchase tickets or to sponsor a table, contact the Chamber at 537-2601. Tickets may also be purchased online at, or email

For more information about this or other upcoming events, visit the Chamber's website at