The Board of Directors of the Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is requesting the assistance of local community members in providing names of candidates for the 2016 Annual Awards. This is the 54th year that the Chamber is holding this event. Anyone can submit a recommendation for a person, business, or organization that meets the criteria for recognition in the following categories:

Business/Business Person of the Year: A business or business person who has operated a respected business in Montville for at least five years. The business should be recognized for outstanding practices, products and/or services. Involvement in the community by way of contributions to local programs, events and other service to the township and township organizations beyond business practices will be consider a plus.

Citizen of the Year: An outstanding, well-rounded citizen who lives or works in Montville Township and has demonstrated exemplary service by way of volunteerism and community involvement.

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Organization of the Year: An organization that has consistently performed services within the township for at least five years, and has achieved or carried out one or more outstanding events or projects during the previous year.

Public Safety Award: Public safety officials, including Police, Fire and First Aid, who have a minimum of five years of service to the township and have been involved in and contributed to an act (or acts) of exemplary service while providing for the safety of the community and its citizens.

Public Service Award: Any public employee of the township or Board of Education with at least five years of service, who has made significant contributions to the township or school system above and beyond the activities and responsibilities of their present job.

Silver Service Award: A private citizen or public servant who has served at least 25 years in Montville Township in multiple volunteer organizations and/or on township boards or committees. This person has demonstrated a long time dedication and devotion to the community.

Good Neighbor Award: A business, property owner or organization which, through property improvements or the implementation of a plan, has enhanced the beauty of Montville Township. This can be for a property's aesthetic enhancement or for the thoughtful conservation of the township's natural resources, resulting in a positive contribution to the overall life in Montville Township.

To make a recommendation, submit a completed nomination form to the Chamber of Commerce. Forms must be received by the Chamber no later than Dec. 31, 2016. Submissions will be evaluated by the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors. Awards will be presented at the Annual Banquet in March 2017

Nomination Forms and Awards Criteria can be downloaded from the Chamber’s website, http://montvillechamber.org. Instructions can be found on the Awards Banquet page. Printed forms are available at the Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Rd. If you have questions, call 973-263-3310 or email info@montvillechamber.org.

The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is a networking organization serving member businesses for over 50 years. The Chamber represents many highly regarded professionals, retailers, and service industry organizations, as well as local, regional, and national manufacturing, production, wholesale, research and technology firms. To participate in the Chamber's events, become a member, or make an inquiry, visit www.montvillechamber.org.