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November 6, 2012 > Whom would you choose as Business Person of the Year?

Whom would you choose as Business Person of the Year?

Submitted By Kim Huggett

You can play a role when Hayward honors its Business Person of the Year at the 69th annual Hayward Chamber of Commerce Celebration Awards Gala on January 26, 2013. Nominations will be accepted until November 8, 2012 for this year's award-winner who will be honored at the gala celebration along with Hayward's Police Officer, Firefighter and Educator of the Year. The Hayward Business Person of the Year Award is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

Identify your nominee and submit answers to the questions below to the selection committee at the Hayward Chamber of Commerce's office. All nominations will be held in strictest confidence.

The selection committee will evaluate nominees according to responses to each of the following questions. Please number your answers. 1) Give three reasons why your nominee deserves recognition. 2) How long and why has the nominee maintained his/her business in Hayward? 3) Describe the person's business. For example, what products or services are provided, how many employees work there, what factors have contributed to its success? 4) Describe the person in terms of their business innovation, imagination, creativity, resourcefulness and dealing with challenges. 5) What are some interesting or special characteristics that single out your nominee from others in the same industry? 6) Describe the nominee's service or volunteer efforts in the community, such as work with service clubs, non-profit organizations, City commissions or committees or the chamber of commerce.

Each submission must be signed and dated, including contact information for the person making the nomination. Please mail to Hayward Business Person of the Year Committee, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, 22561 Main Street, Hayward CA 94541, fax to (510) 537-2730 to email to

Questions should be directed to Kim Huggett, Hayward Chamber of Commerce at (510) 537-2424 or

For more information about the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, call (510) 537-2424 or visit

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