Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber Announces Nominees for 2017 Evening of Accolades

Each year, the Board of Directors selects outstanding members to be recognized in various categories. The Board of Directors and the NWOKC Chamber are proud to present this year’s nominees.

Business of the Year (for companies with more than 25 employees)

Presented to a business with an established history in the area that has achieved or accomplished substantial business oriented goals or objectives, or has made significant contributions to community orientated projects through its voluntary efforts.


Vision Award for Outstanding Achievement (Small Business of the Year — for companies with less than 25 employees)

Presented to a small business that is at least two years old and that has achieved an outstanding pattern of growth, or been innovative in its products or services offered, that demonstrates integrity in its business practices and exhibits an active commitment to the Chamber and the community it serves.


Outstanding New Member 

Presented to a new member (no more than one year membership) who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Chamber and or the community through their leadership and voluntary participation in chamber events and programs.


Volunteer of the Year

Selected by the Chamber staff, the award foes to someone who is active in Chamber committees, someone that jumps in to help when they see a need, and offers assistance consistently throughout the year.


Ambassador of the Year

This award is presented based on points accumulated through their activities over the last year, by attending events, volunteering at Chamber functions, and making individual contact with our members.


Leadership in Action Award

This award is given to a graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership program who is now serving a Northwest Community organization in a volunteer leadership capacity, making a difference in the Northwest metro.


The Northwest Chamber Hall of Honor Recipient

Awarded to an individual what demonstrated significant achievement and service over time. Examples include outstanding community service of many years duration, career achievement deserving of state or national recognition, or community service in only one or two areas that is unique, and has made a significant or substantial impact on the community.

This year’s honoree is Connie Thrash McGoodwin, Executive Director of Dale Rogers Training Center 

Connie Thrash McGoodwin