It’s that time again! It’s time to honor the best of Mason folks and Mason businesses. As a Chamber member, you are invited to participate in the Business Awards selection. Please nominate the businesses that you would like to see recognized and return the Business Awards Nomination Form to the Chamber.Each year the Chamber sponsors the Public Civic Awards to honor those Mason folks who have helped the community, have done good deeds in the past year or have spent a lifetime in service to the folks of Mason and Mason County. We urge you to nominate the organizations or individuals that you’d like to see recognized for their service to the community. Please take a moment to complete the Public Civic Awards Nomination Form and return it to the Chamber.Nominations may be mailed to the Chamber at PO Box 156, dropped off at the Chamber office on the north side of the Square, or e-mailed, but they must be received by Jan.31st 2012 to be considered. All awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet, to be held this year on Thursday, February 23rd at the Mason High School Cafeteria at 6:00 PM, we will have a patriotic theme this year.We are very honored to have Mason’s very own Steve Toone along with Stanley McGowan, founders of the local “Wounded Warrior” program as our speakers this year, we will honor all branches of the military and you are welcome to wear your uniforms to represent your branch of the military. We will have a wonderful night of recognizing the living as well as the fallen Veterans of Mason County. We want everyone to have an opportunity to participate in this event through the voting process as well as attending the banquet to show your support of our community and those that make it a wonderful place to live.