Chamber seeks award nominations

HUDSON – The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce is in the process of planning its 40th annual Award Dinner in March to recognize the community’s outstanding citizens and businesses.

The Chamber is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year, Businesses of the Year and Junior Citizens of the Year. The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 30.

The Citizen of the Year recognizes the outstanding achievements of an individual of Hudson or surrounding towns, in their ability to contribute to the community. The Businesses of the Year will have two categories. The first category is for businesses with less than 50 employees and the other for businesses with more than 50 employees. These awards recognize deserving local businesses that exhibit successful business practices and distinguish themselves as a business that advances the best interest of the local community through leadership and community contributions. Submissions for Citizen and Businesses of the year can be made at

The Junior Citizens of the Year, which includes a scholarship award, recognizes outstanding high school seniors for both scholastic ability and contributions to the surrounding community. Junior Citizen of the Year nominees must be a resident in the Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce coverage area, a graduating high school senior and must provide a current scholastic record, at least two recommendations from the educational system and two non-school related recommendations, a listing of all four years of school activities and non-school activities, along with a detailed statement explaining the reasons for nomination must be submitted. Submissions can be mailed or dropped off at the Chamber office with the requested documents.

A committee of Chamber members will review the nominations and consider the reasons for nominating the person or business and make the final selections for the award. The Citizen of the Year, Large and Small Business of the Year winners will be honored at the Chamber’s annual dinner in March at The Castleton in Windham, while the Jr. Citizen of the Year will be awarded among their peers at their June Scholarship Night event.

To submit a candidate, forward the name of your nomination and reason they are deserving of the award, along with your name and contact information, at Specific and detailed explanations are requested. Eligibility and criteria information is available at the Chamber Web site.

Nominations can be mailed to The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce, 71 Lowell Road, Hudson, NH, 03051 or faxed to 889-7939.

For more information, call the Chamber office at 889-4731.