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Chamber Awards Gala Presented by Jake’s Heating, Air and Plumbing

Awards presented in 2024 will be based on service and business in 2023.

The Chamber Awards Gala - Wednesday, March 20, 2024
The awards gala is a time to recognize outstanding citizens and businesses of Henry County. During this annual event you will also have the chance to mingle, enjoy dinner, entertainment and have a chance to win a great raffle prize.

Leading up to the gala, nominations are accepted, and Chamber membership will vote and select three finalists from each category.
At the gala the finalists are honored, and the winner announced.


Nominations due by Friday, February 23, 2024

Chamber Member voting Tuesday, February 27 - Friday, March 4, 2024

Finalists notified Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Sponsorship Deadline Friday, March 8, 2024


Nominations are open for 2023 (to be awarded in 2024). Scroll down for nomination form links.

Do not miss the opportunity to nominate the outstanding citizens and businesses of Henry County! We encourage interested businesses to nominate themselves, or to nominate any qualified and deserving individual or business!

-You do have to be a Henry County resident or employed in Henry County to be a nominee. Please see award nomination form for criteria.

-A business or individual may nominate themselves.

-You may nominate more than one individual or business per category.

-Nominations must be in the Chamber office no later than TBA.

-Nominations may be submitted online via the links below or you may print the form and mail it to the Chamber office at: NCHC Chamber, 100 S. Main St., Ste. 108, New Castle, IN 47362. It must be received no later than TBA.

-Nomination forms are also available at the Chamber office.

-The final three will be notified no later than TBA. The final three from each award and their nominators should plan to attend the event.

-A representative from each Chamber member business will vote and the three finalist from each category will then be announce TBA. At the gala the finalist are honored and each category winner announced.

Click on the category for the online/printable nomination form.

Categories are:

-Citizen of the Year

-Young Professional of the Year

-Entrepreneur of the Year

-Frontline Hero of the Year

-Hospitality and Service Excellence Award

-Small Business of the Year

-Large Business of the Year

-Company Culture Excellence Award

-Community Non-Profit Award


Chamber Awards Guidelines

Voting parties:

  • Current Chamber members receive 1 vote per category from their primary contact.
  • Previous year award recipients (1 representative from a business/organization) may vote on the category which they were awarded
  • Chamber Awards presenting sponsor
  • Chamber board members

Voting process:

  • Business or person name is removed from voting information.
  • If there are multiple nominations for one business/person they will be combine so that each nominee has one set of information to review
  • Voting days and times will be provided
  • The primary representative for each Chamber member business gets one vote in each category. Members can see their primary representative under their log in. Call office if assistance is needed.
  • All voting notices will be sent by email and voting will be doing online via a link sent by email.

Award nominees:

  • An award recipient (excludes honorees) is not eligible to win again for 3 years.
  • If a nominee is not able to attend the event, they may send a proxy.
  • All nominees receive two tickets to the event.
  • Nominees/recipients are not required to be Chamber members.

Nominations due by Friday, February 23, 2024

Chamber Member voting Tuesday, February 27 - Friday, March 4, 2024

Finalists notified Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Sponsorship Deadline Friday, March 8, 2024


Dress is a little bit shy of black tie.
Coming soon - Click here for reservations.

5:30pm Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
6:30pm Dinner Served followed by Awards Program

Reservations include:
-Cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment.
-Dinner: Sliced Beef Roast w/Beef Gravy & Grilled Chicken Breast, Parsley Roasted Potatoes, Key Largo Blend Steamed Vegetables, Yeast Dinner Roll

Attendee $35
Nominee & 1 guest $0
Table of 8 $300
Table of 6 $225
Final 3 Nominees +1 $0 (call office to make reservation 765-529-5210)

Chamber Partners Receive:
Platinum - Table of 8 with signage
Gold - Table of 6 with signage
Bronze - Reservations for 4

Call 765-529-5210 or with questions.

Nominees Attending Gala

If you are one of the finalists nominees:

You and one guest may attend at no cost. You do need to register though. You may do this by clicking here and select 'Chamber Gala Nominee & 1 Guest'.

When your category is being announced and they say your name or business name you will be asked to stand and be recognized.

If you are the award winner a representative or small group will come to the stage to accept the award. You will be asked if you would like to say a few words. You are not required to speak if you are not comfortable doing so.

After receiving your award you will go to the photo area and a professional photographer will take your picture. Family and friends are asked to take photos following the event.

If you are honored but not the award recipient you will receive a plaque. This will be delivered to you are your seat.

Seating is reserved. If you wish to be seated with a specific group we recommend you make your reservation by phone. Tables of 6 and 8 are available and the cost of your complimentary ticket/s will be deducted from the table prices. Please call the office at 765-529-5210.

Attire is a little bit shy of black tie. But business casual is acceptable.

Call 765-529-5210 or with questions.


Click here for sponsorship registration.

This is your opportunity to showcase your business at the Chamber Awards Gala! Be sure your business is part of this prestigious event that will honor 9 outstanding businesses and citizens of Henry County.

Sponsorships Available:

-Presenting Sponsor (1) $2,500 SOLD
Jakes Heating Air & Plumbing

-Award Table Sponsor (1) $1,000 SOLD
Empire Title Services, Inc.

-Dinner Sponsor (4) $700

-Cocktail Hour Sponsor (3) $500

-Dessert Sponsor (3) $500

-Music Sponsor (2)  $300

-Decor Sponsor $150

Click here for sponsorship registration.

Call 765-529-5210 or with questions.


The JMetzger Group will provide a professional photographer to take photos that will be published in the Chamber Magazine and posted on our website and social media channels.

An award recipient is not eligible to win again for 3 years. If a nominee was honored but not a recipient they are eligible.

You may nominate for as many award categories as you wish. You may also nominate more than one person for each category. You may nominate yourself or your business.

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