PLEASANTON -- Now in its 50th year of recognizing community stars, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Community Service Awards. Community members are encouraged to nominate businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Pleasanton community. Nominations are due Jan. 15.

Anyone may submit nominations in the five award categories: Business Philanthropy, Excellence in Business, Excellence in Service, Distinguished Individual and Green Service.

The awards will be given out in March at the annual Community Services Awards gala, to be held at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Nomination forms and information on the criteria for each award category are available online at www.pleasanton.org. Completed forms can be sent by email to susie@pleasanton.org, faxed to 925.846.9697 or mailed to the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, 777 Peters Avenue, Pleasanton, CA, 94566.

The awards program began in 1963. The 2012 winners were: Business Philanthropy, Sensiba San Filippo LLP; Excellence in Business, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association; Excellence in Service, Pleasanton Community Concert Band; Distinguished Individual Service, Bob Athenour and Green Business, The Dahlin Group.



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