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Chamber seeks nominations for honors
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The Ceres Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations of citizens and businesses for a number of categories, including the “Distinguished Service,” or Citizen of the Year award.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 annual Community Service Awards & Installation Dinner, highlighted by the recognition of outstanding members in the Ceres community who have made extraordinary contributions in service. The event is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth Street.

“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 Renee Ledbetter, the Chamber’s executive director. “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.”

Award categories include “Volunteer of the Year,” “Business of the Year,” “Downtown Business of the Year,” “Citizen of the Year,” and “Young Citizen of the Year.” The “Chamber Legacy Award” 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 mailed to the Ceres Chamber at 2904 Fourth Street in Ceres, now until Monday, Dec. 31.

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.

All nominees will be invited to attend the dinner.

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, purchase tickets online at, or email

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

Past Citizens of the Year have included Becki Nicholes, Sharon Caruso, Richard McKay, Phil Reynders, Stan Sinclear, Lisa Mantarro Moore, Kim Chapman, Rocky Fisher, Adrian Condit, Grant Lucas, Mildred Lucas, Jake Dillon, George Edgerly and many others.