The Corvallis Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the 2017 Celebrate Corvallis Awards.
More than 50 individuals and organizations in 10 categories have been nominated for recognition at the annual awards banquet.
Now in its 69th year, Celebrate Corvallis recognizes dedicated community service and business achievement.
This year’s gala will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Oregon State University’s CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 S.W. 26th St.
Chamber President and CEO Cooper Whitman will be the master of ceremonies.
Tickets cost $65 for chamber members and $75 for non-members. The price of admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets and valet parking.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.celebratecorvallis.com.
The nominees for the 22017 Celebrate Corvallis Awards are as follows:
Business of the Year
• CPR WORKS
• Corvallis Knights
• Horsepower Productions
• The Franklin Press
• Anne Schuster
• Russ Hedge
• Trudy Overlin
• Marnie Zoa
• Tammy Morrison
• Mark Kalmar
• Michelle Kellison
Future First Citizen
• Caroline Doyle of Crescent Valley High School
• Steven Kontra of Santiam Christian High School
• Ryan Frederickson of Corvallis High School
• Hannah Gilbert of Crescent Valley High School
• Colleen Corrigan of Corvallis High School
• Christina Worotikan of Santiam Christian High School
First Citizen - Junior Category
• Catherine Fisher
• Randy Dobson
• Matthew MacClary
First Citizen/Senior Category
• Les Whittle
• Alice Rampton
• Selma Starns
• Gerry Kosanovic
Patron of the Arts
• Chelsea Foss VanDenend
• Bruce Burris
• Steven Zielke
Community Organization/Nonprofit of the Year
• Grace Center for Adult Day Services
• Work Unlimited
• Old Mill Center
• Calyx Press
• Jackson Street Youth Services
• Girls on the Run
• Vina Moses Center
• Chintimini Wildlife Center
• Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
• BlueSun Inc.
• Furniture Share
• OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop
Robert C. Ingalls Business Person of the Year
• Greg Bachman
• Jim Kuhlman
• Hong Wolfe
Entrepreneur of the Year
• Lu An Carone-Rhodes, Running Princess Apparel
• Leigh Griffith, Bella Vino Gift Baskets LLC and CorvallisGiftBoxes.com
• Benny Augeri, Benny's Donuts
• Heather Bodenhamer & Kate Lacy, Everything Else Events
• Kristin Bertilson, Queen B Organizing
• Nicole Nystrom, The Clothes Tree
Good Steward of the Planet
• Abundant Solar
• Toyota of Corvallis
• Sustainability Coalition
Jim & Ruth Howland Special Achievement Award
Winner will be named in January
Reporter Bennett Hall can be reached at 541-758-9529 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @bennetthallgt.