How Winners are Chosen
All nominations go to the Business After Hours Committee. The committee reads the applications, discusses the merits between the members, and then vote for one winner in each category. Winners for all categories are then forwarded by the Business After Hours Committee and brought to the GHCOC Board for a final vote.
Citizen of the Year
Nominations for the Citizen of the Year: This person or couple should exemplify volunteer service to the community. Nominees may be from any town served by the GHCOC.
Business of the Year
Nominations for the Business of the Year: The nominated business should demonstrate leadership in the community with a strong emphasis on customer service and serving the community at large either through their business and public service or ongoing volunteer or financial support of the community. Reasons for why a business is considered include: visibility, service, upgrades to property that benefit the community, a regional draw, and more.
Employee of the Year
Nominations for the Employee of the Year: The nominated employee should meet at least one of the following criteria: excellent customer service skills, employee leadership, or indispensable unsung hero. Both businesses and the community may nominate an Employee of the year.