Nominations being accepted for D&I Excellence, Champion awards

Do you know of a business or organization with a work environment that embraces and promotes a diverse workforce? One that supports the development of an inclusive culture? Do you know an individual committed to the work of diversity and inclusion in the community?

The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award, and its 2021 Diversity &  Inclusion Champion Award.  The Chamber established the Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award in 2019 to recognize businesses, organizations and schools in Quincy who embrace diversity and inclusion as a fundamental element of their organization. The award is a way to recognize creative and innovative strategies that promote and advance the concept and spirit of diversity and inclusion within their organization. The D&I Champion Award was established the same year to celebrate community leaders for their commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

To submit a nomination for the D&I Excellence Award, click here. Nominations are due Friday, Aug. 7. To submit a nomination for the D&I Champion Award, click here. Nominations are due Friday, Aug. 14. The winners will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Jan. 20, 2021.

Past winners of the D&I Excellence awards include John Wood Community College in 2019 and Dot Foods in 2020. Click here to see the JWCC commemorative video, and here to see the Dot Foods video. Past Champions are Mike Elbe, president of John Wood Community College, Class of 2019; and Chris Taylor, owner of for home & her, Class of 2020.