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It's Award Season at the Chamber!

on November 15, 2017

Each year, the Chamber honors our members with awards presented at the Annual Banquet.  The time has come to open some of these awards up to nominations and applications.  All of the awards below will be presented at the 2018 Chamber Banquet, scheduled for Thursday, February 1 from 6-9 p.m. at Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center.

Women’s Leadership Award

The Norman Chamber is excited to announce it will begin taking nominations for the 2018 Women's Leadership Award.  This award honors female leaders who actively inspire other women to achieve their full potential.  The Women's Leadership Award recognizes individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to Norman, Oklahoma in a meaningful way, and forge the paths of leadership for other women to follow.

We are thrilled to honor the outstanding women that help others in promoting leadership in our community.  Past recipients of this honor, formerly known as the ATHENA Award, have included Molly Shi Boren, Dr. Nancy O'Brien, Cindy Merrick, Sherri Coale, Jaci Williams, Chris Aubrey Purcell, Dr. Nicole Jarvis, Paula Price, and most recently, Autumn McMahon.

Nominations must be turned into the Chamber by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017.  Nominees will be contacted to complete an application for the award.  Nominators OR nominees may fill out the application.  To nominate someone for this award, please fill out this form.

The applications will be reviewed by a diverse group of Norman leaders and the recipient will be announced at the Annual Banquet of the Norman Chamber of Commerce.  For further information, please contact Melissa Peterson at 321-7260 or

The 2018 Women's Leadership Award is presented by First United Bank


Greenovation Awards

Applications are now available for the Chamber's 2018 Green Awards.  Awards will be presented in the areas of Conservation, Recycling, and Transportation for both large and small businesses.

The Chamber Greenovation Committee strives to be Norman's primary resource providing leadership on green initiatives to empower business and the community to facilitate healthy growth in order to create a sustainable environment.

If you have an exemplary and innovative program, please fill out an application by Friday, January 5th.  Any Chamber member in good standing is eligible to apply.

Find the three applications on the Chamber's Greenovation Committee page.

The 2018 Greenovation Awards are presented by Fowler Honda. 


NEXT Under 40 Awards

Norman NEXT is now accepting nominations for NEXT Under 40, a program created to recognize young professionals who are making a positive difference in the Norman community.  Nominations will be accepted from now until Friday, December 8.  To nominate a young professional, please send their NAME, EMAIL and PHONE to  All nominees will be contacted and asked to submit an application for consideration by Tuesday, January 2.

NEXT under 40 is a collaboration between Norman NEXT and The Norman Transcript.  It exists to honor young professionals, 21-40 years of age, dedicated to making a difference in Norman.  Honorees are determined based on demonstrated leadership and an interest in making Norman a great community.  As a part of their selection, honorees will be showcased in a Sunday edition of The Norman Transcript.

Norman NEXT is an organization for young professionals, 21-40 years of age, working or living in Norman.  NEXT's mission is to attract, retain and propel the best and the brightest young professionals to be the NEXT generation of leaders in the Norman community.  Through its five teams, Government Relations, NEXT Generational Leadership, Special Events, Community Activism and Membership Development, Norman NEXT provides different avenues for young professionals to take an active role in making a positive impact in the community.

For more information about NEXT Under 40, contact Megan Sherrer at 321-7260 or by email at Visit for information on upcoming events and how to get involved with Norman NEXT.

The 2018 NEXT Under 40 awards are presented by Eide Bailly.