25th Annual Community Achievement Awards

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Name: 25th Annual Community Achievement Awards
Date: November 5, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Event Description:
25th Annual Community Achievement Awards Finalists Announced
 
The Laughlin Chamber of Commerce proudly announces that our diverse and dedicated volunteer judges have selected the finalists for the 25th Annual Community Achievement Awards, to be held at Aquarius Casino Resort inside the pavilion on November 5th, 2022.
 
Citizen if the Year
Ellen Brown
Gevey Vaughn
Matt Curtiss
Tom Brady
 
Connie Davis Youth Citizen of the Year
Azul Perez Garcia: Mohave Accelerated Learning Center
Bryce Merrigan: Mohave Accelerated Learning Center
Espn Amann: Mohave High School
Hannah Leyendecker: Mohave High School
 
Young Wonder Award
Erika Delgado: Mohave Valley Junior High School
Rosalee Delgadillo: Mohave Accelerated Learning Center
Selah Johnston: Vista Colorado Elementary
Shea Amann: Mohave High School
 
Educator of the Year
Ava Smith: Academy of Building Industries
Kathy Mack: Laughlin Jr./Sr. High School
Kurtis Nielsen: River Valley High School
Michele Leyendecker: Mohave High School
 
Lloyd Shires Tourism Award
Dave Heath: City of Bullhead City
Robert Walton: Desert Wonder Tours, LLC
Trina Ewing: Golden Entertainment
William LeFebvre Jr.: Laughlin Tours
 
Nick Sessions Public Service Award
Alyson Harms: Bullhead City Animal Shelter
Joseph Jackson: Bullhead City Fire Department
Kyle Myers: Searchlight Betterment Organization
Rushaun Walters: Bullhead City Police Department
 
Humanitarian Award
Brit “Deuce” Brandt
Christie Ball
Jessica Tary
Robert Brandefine
 
Entrepreneur Award
George Smith: i sharpen shears
Kent Divich: Renaissance Realty
Maurice and Laura Trudell: Riverfront Cottages and RV Resort
Dr. Sheila Barnett: Total Health Clinic of Chiropractic
 
Communications Award
Dominick Dragone: Murphy Broadcasting
George Simon: Tristate Wifi, LLC
Kristy Prall: Findlay Chevy Buick GMC Community Spotlight
Shauna Cates: Cameron Broadcasting
 
Business Expansion and Retention Award
Meoni’s Italian Kitchen
Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
The Drifting Bistro, LLC
Tri-State Community Healthcare Center
 
Small Business of the Year
Advanced Animal Care
Black Mountain Bistro
Bug Emergency, Inc.
Laughlin Ranch Golf Club
 
Large Business of the Year
Anderson Auto Group
Golden Entertainment
Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
River Valley Home Health & Hospice
 
Community and Social Service Organization Award
Laughlin Elks Lodge #2872
Mohave High School FCCLA Early Childhood Chapter
Rotary Club of Laughlin
Tri-State Athletics Community & Education Stars ‘T R A C E S’
 
Congratulations to everyone that was nominated; you are all outstanding members of our Colorado River Region! Those listed here will receive a congratulatory phone call/email to schedule an interview on Wednesday, September 21st or Thursday, September 22nd, with the judging panel as well as a professional portrait for individual nominees.
 
The 25th Annual Community Achievement Awards will be held at the Aquarius Casino Resort. Tickets for this event will be available soon. Sponsorships are available now! Please call (702) 298-2214 for more information. This event will be announced by Dominic Dragone from Murphy Broadcasting and live streamed with The Bee News Media Company. Stay tuned for more details!

WE ACCEPT NOMINATIONS ALL YEAR LONG! 

Every time you encounter a person, business, or organization that deserves consideration and recognition, Please, nominate them!

You can start nominating here: https://laughlinchamber.com/caa-nomination/

Nomination Categories are as follows:

Citizen of the Year Award: This is the highest honor and is awarded to an individual who fits into many of the other categories but is deserving of much more. The person selected for this top honor can be anyone who has contributed selflessly to the Colorado River Region, donating time, money, resources, and/or public service work. This exceptional person sets an example for people of all ages and has achieved significant respect both personally and professionally from their peers. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize someone who continually works to improve the quality of life in our communities.

The Connie Davis Youth Citizen of the Year Award: This award recognizes young leaders in their senior year of high school who exhibit civic pride through involvement in community projects or clubs/organizations, volunteer work, or extracurricular activities while maintaining a 2.0 GPA or higher. Extracurricular activities may include debate club, drama, and/or participation in the arts. The winning nominee will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and the other three final nominees will each receive a $500 scholarship to be used at the college or vocational school of their choice. *Nominees must graduate from a High School in the Colorado River Region. Scholarships are payable through the end of the following calendar year of nomination.

Young Wonder Award: This award recognizes a young volunteer, mentor, inventor or entrepreneur, an underclassman, who is focused on the betterment of the community, dedicated to giving back and is a lobbyist for change. This young person is devoted to community service, donating their time and talents to community events, clubs, social organizations, schools etc. while maintaining a 2.0 GPA or higher. The top young achiever in this category shows extraordinary passion and commitment to the cause(s) they champion.

Educator of the Year Award: This award is given to an exceptional educator who is employed in one of our Colorado River Region Schools. This educator has a real passion for mentoring and educating, and instills a spirit of intellectual curiosity, innovation, and competitiveness into their students. 

Lloyd Shires Tourism Award: This award is reserved for an individual who has positively impacted the tourism industry in the tri-state area, and includes people who are employed with the hotels, motels, resorts and casinos and transportation or travel services industries. Special consideration is given to those who go above and beyond the duties of their employment, giving their time and energy to enhance our number one industry. Recognition of front-line customer service professionals is encouraged.

Public Service Award: This award is for an individual who is passionate about bettering their community and is compensated for their efforts. It honors law enforcement, firefighters, emergency service workers, city council members, city or county staff members, department heads or paid elected or appointed positions representing the Colorado River Region.

Humanitarian Award: This award is for a person(s) who is focused on the betterment of the community. They do not have to belong to an organization, and they do not have to be part of a non-profit group however, this award is also open to a local volunteer dedicated to serving on community or civic boards such as ad hoc committees, town boards, planning and zoning, parks and recs, public safety, and various other government or non-profit boards. This person is dedicated to community service, donating their time, talents, and money to not-for-profit organizations. The top achiever in this category shows extraordinary passion and commitment to the cause(s) they champion.

Entrepreneur Award: This award honors the person of a business who succeeds through risk and initiative, contributions to the community and who is willing to take a chance and attempts to make a positive impact on the business world in the Colorado River Region.

Communications Award: This award is reserved for an individual or a business. It honors those in public relations, broadcasting or journalism that have made significant contributions in their field of endeavor in the Colorado River Region.

Business Expansion and Retention Award: This award is reserved for one for-profit business, initiating a business strategy or strategies in which growth is obtained by increased investment and/or longevity. Growth is measured by building, program or employment expansion. In addition, this business provides a stable and/ or growing atmosphere for company associates and employees. while setting a higher standard for other businesses to follow.

Small Business of the Year Award (Less than 100 employees): This award honors one for-profit business providing a much-needed service to the area, making outstanding contributions to the community, and/or setting an example for other businesses to follow.

Large Business of the Year Award (Over 100 employees): This award honors one for-profit business providing a much-needed service to the area, making outstanding contributions to the community, and/or setting an example for other businesses to follow.

Community and Social Service Organization Award: This award is for an active non-profit organization or subsidiary that directly provides necessary services for our citizens of the Colorado River Region. Consideration is given to organizations providing valuable resources and enhancing the quality of life for program participants.

Thank you for your continued support of our community!

Questions? Please call (702)298-2214 ext.0 
Event Sponsors:
  • Murphy Broadcasting
  • The Bee News Media Company
  • Cameron Broadcasting
  • Mohave Valley Daily News
  • Nickey's Photo Creations
  • Regency Casino
  • Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
  • Southwest Behavioral Health Services - BHC ORS Clinic
  • American Legion Richard Springston Post 60
Location:
Aquarius Casino Resort Pavilion
1900 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, November 5th
Contact Information:
702-298-2214
Fees/Admission:
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