Editor’s note: The following is a press release from the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Bloom has republished it here with edits for style and clarity.

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for seven awards that recognize and honor individuals, businesses, and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding volunteerism, accomplishments, and contributions in the community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual meeting on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Anyone in the community may submit nominations. Nominees must be a member of The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce or be employed by a member organization or business. A person or organization may be nominated in more than one category, however, each nomination must be submitted separately. Please provide as much detail as possible for the nomination. The independent selection committee uses only the nomination form for selecting the honorees.

The 2021 awards slate includes:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizes individuals who have had an immeasurable impact on our community over a sustained period.

New Business of the Year

Recognizes a business or organization that has existed for less than five years.

Community Anchor Award

Recognizes a business or organization that has contributed positively to the local community over a sustained period.

Morgan Hutton Visionary Award

Recognizes government leaders for special contributions or achievements that improve Bloomington’s business climate through a vision of true resourcefulness, innovation, and


Lloyd Olcott Community Service Award

Recognizes individuals, businesses, or organizations that provide outstanding community service and foster a spirit of volunteerism.

Nancy Howard Diversity Award

Recognizes organizations that demonstrate a commitment to attracting a diverse workforce and maintaining an environment in which all can be successful.

Diane Breeden-Lee Catalyst Award

Recognizes individuals who demonstrate an ability to create consensus and motivate others to accomplish a greater goal.

Nomination forms are available by visiting chamberbloomington.org or by contacting the chamber at 812-336-6381 or [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 23, at 5 p.m.