Submitted by Rachel Rees van den Berg, Bend Chamber
Lifetime Achievement Award - Sue Hollern
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.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Sarah Pool
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.
Community Hero Award - Kim Meeder
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 (Age 18-21) - Hannah Birchem
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.
Young Hero Award (Age 14-17) - Madelynn Bowers