365ink Impact Awards – Call For Nominations
Nominations deadline: Friday, January 27
Awards: Tuesday, February 28
7 PM @ Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar (301 Bell St)
The 365 Impact Awards, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Premier Bank, return for the eighth big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is FREE, and everyone (21 and older) is welcome to attend. Live music from The Lonely Goats will kick off the night from 6:30 to 7 p.m. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
The 365 Impact Awards are designed to honor those who choose to make an effort to impact the world around them 365 days a year. It’s meant for those who believe in our community and are willing to do something to make it better for everyone.
Who wins is not a secret. After all, we want you to be able to come down and celebrate your friends when they take the stage. But picking the winners is always a painful process. Naturally, everyone who gets nominated is worthy of an award, but, alas, we have but 20 original fine art statues to give out, created for this year’s event by renown Dubuque metal artist Gail Chavenelle. So we have to hunker down and select great representatives for 20 different categories. Categories we make up each year as they fit the nominees. Hey, it’s our show, we make the rules.
But before we make some tough decisions about who deserves a little piece of the spotlight this year, we need to hear about those worthy of recognition for their impact on the Tri-States in 2016! That’s where you come in. The mission at 365ink is to help connect people to relationships, opportunities and the best possible living experiences in our community. And the 365 Impact Awards are designed to honor those who choose to make the effort to impact the community in the spirit of our mission.
Do you know someone, an organization or a business who ROCKED IT in 2016 and deserves a little credit for their efforts? Nominate them now for a 2017 365ink Impact Award sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Premier Bank. It doesn’t matter the category. Think art and music. Think community pride and inclusion. Think great spaces and generous spirits. These are the people we want to know about. Just tell us who did what and why it was great, and we’ll add them to the list of potential honorees for the Tuesday, Feb. 28 event.
Please send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or in a Facebook message at facebook.com/dubuque365. If you don’t nominate them, they can’t win, so get on it! n[end]