Bend Chamber seeks Women of the Year Award Nominees

Do you know an exceptional woman or young lady who is worthy of recognition? Nominate her for the Bend Chamber Women of the Year Awards!

The Bend Chamber is proud to partner with U.S. Bank for the second Annual Women of the Year Awards, hosted at the Tower Theatre on Wednesday, March 9. The Women of the Year Awards honors women of all ages, of diverse cultures and roles, who have demonstrated commitment to the betterment of our region and beyond.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 8 by 4 p.m. Nomination forms can be found at: or

Award Categories include:

Lifetime Achievement Award – Lifetime Achievement Award winners have shown long-term active engagement in our community and have made significant positive economic impacts locally. This award allows us to recognize true pillars in our community.

Woman of the Year – This award recognizes women who have excelled in their career, field or passion and/or have made a significant achievement in a traditionally male-dominated arena in the past 12 -24 months. Nominees must be at least 18 years of age.

Entrepreneur of the Year – Through timely innovation, strategic thinking and smart execution, the recipients of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award have launched and built one or more successful companies with a track record of growth, profitability, industry leadership and breaking new ground. Nominees must be 18 years of age.

Young Entrepreneur – This award is open to girls between the ages of 14-18 who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship and make a difference in their schools and communities.

Community Hero – This award acknowledges women who are making outstanding contributions to their community. Community Heroes demonstrate how people with passion and determination can use their lives to make a difference in the community.  Nominees must be over 21.

Young Hero Award – Through this award, we are celebrating the power of local young ladies’ efforts that spark change and improve the world through passion and determination. Nominees are considered in two age groups: 14-17 and 18-21.

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