Ambassador of the Year
The Ambassador of the Year Award is given for active participation in many aspects of the Chamber, including committee participation and leadership; event and community support; and overall “Ambassador” for the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce.
2022 Awardee – Paul Ridgeway, R&R Catering
Chamber Star Award
The Chamber Star Award was developed to recognize a Chamber volunteer that shines with extraordinary measures of service and commitment to the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. This award was established in 2007.
2022 Awardee – Patrick Moltane, Keller Williams
Citizen of the Year
Annual nominations for this award are submitted from the Chamber membership and voted on by a representation of the past award winners. The individual need not be a Chamber member, but should be someone who has worked hard to make Shawnee a better place to live, work and grow.
2022 Awardee – Kevin Fern, Visit Shawnee
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