The Independence Area Chamber of Commerce is asking for nominations for their Annual Awards. Awards given each year include the Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Awards are also given to Mentor of the Year, with recognition of Past Presidents of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club. The Hall of Fame is also presented, which honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding community involvement and leadership. You can turn in your nominations and a brief write-up to the Independence Chamber by Wednesday, January 15th. The awards will be presented at the Independence Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday night, February 22nd at Heartland Acres Event Center in Independence.