Winners of the Diamond Awards (including Emerging Leader, Small Business, Large Business, as well as Small and Large Non-Profit of the Year Awards), The Raymond P. Shafer Award, and the Lew and Ellie Davies Award will be announced at this annual event.
The Raymond P. Shafer Award, in its 28th year, will be awarded to a member of the community who has made a positive impact on the quality of life in western Crawford County through his/her volunteer service to our community. Likewise, the Lew and Ellie Davies Award for Outstanding Community Service will be presented to an Allegheny College student who has made a significant contribution to the Meadville area. The Diamond Awards will be presented to individuals, businesses and non-profits that have demonstrated excellent leadership and performance in their field and in the community.
Nominations can be made through March 16 for the Diamond Awards and the Shafer Award. Self-nominations are welcome.
Click this link to nominate someone for the Raymond P. Shafer Award. (Nominations are now closed)
Click this link to make a nomination for one or more of the Diamond Awards. (Nominations are now closed)
Click this link to see a list of past Shafer and Diamond Awards recipients
RAYMOND P. SHAFER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dr. Armendia Dixon
LEW AND ELLIE DAVIES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE
Winner to be announced at awards dinner.
FINALISTS FOR THE DIAMOND AWARDS
EMERGING LEADER, FEMALE
Heather Fish - Foundry CoWork, LLC
Kerstin Martin - Allegheny College
Rachel Verno - Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc.
EMERGING LEADER, MALE
Dave Astry - Bush Investment Group
Travis Crytzer - Linesville Community Business Alliance
Matteo Rachocki - Voodoo Brewery
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Blooming Valley Landscape & Supply
COOL 101.7 FM
Starn Marketing Group
MID-SIZE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
ONE Federal Credit Union
The Meadville Tribune
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
SMALL NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR
Crawford County Historical Society
The Dog House, Student Credit Union & School Store
Keystone Blind Association
Meadville Area Recreation Foundation
LARGE NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR
Calvary Baptist Christian Academy
Crawford County Drug & Alcohol Executive Commission
Women's Services, Inc.
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Blossoms & Blooms Boutique
Bull Moose Progressive Marketing
Foundry CoWork, LLC
The Woolen Mill
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Invitations to the Annual Dinner have been mailed out to each Chamber member business.
Call the Chamber of Commerce office with any questions.