I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from Nancy Bruns, President of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, letting me know that Hope House had been nominated by Tina Stidham for the 2012 Res in Motus (“Business In Motion”) Business of the Year Award. What an honor that we were recognized and nominated!
The award is a celebration of business and non-profit contributions to the community. There are several categories based on business size.
All nominees are asked to complete an application for consideration. The application process was somewhat intense and thought-provoking. It's good to look at our work through a different lens and have an opportunity to highlight our successes over the past years.
The process of picking the winners is somewhat involved, and just because we submitted an application doesn’t mean we will win. All the applicants will be recognized at a Chamber luncheon in March, and the top three finalists in each category will be announced. The winners are announced at a membership luncheon in May.
I will be keeping my fingers crossed that we are selected, but if not, that’s OK, too. We are honored to have been nominated and to be a part of the process.