The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every facet of life as we know it. In the months since the COVID-19 outbreak, communities everywhere have seen extraordinary medical professionals, teachers, local businesses, volunteers, community leaders, essential workers, and everyday people working tirelessly to make a difference. While this pandemic has brought about new challenges and stressors for us all, there has also been a surge in people simply looking out for each other, whether friends, family, neighbors or strangers.

The Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Chamber’s 2020 Premium Sponsor – the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), want to highlight the stories of the Clinton County citizens, employers and employees, and organizations who are making an impact in our community with the new “Clinton County Community Champions” (C4) Awards!

Join the Chamber and the CVB in nominating, thanking, and celebrating our “Clinton County Community Champions” (C4) throughout the month of November 2020! Nominations will be taken for awards in the below categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Business
  • Non-profit
  • Youth
  • Citizen

We’ll be announcing more details of the awards/nomination process as the promotion approaches! In the meantime, start brainstorming your nominees and contact the Chamber at or 937-728-7075 with any questions!



The nomination is a simple process and you can nominate yourself, a company or organization, an employee, an individual, a young person or anyone else who lives and/or works in Clinton County whom you believe to be worthy. You are welcome to make as many different nominations from the six categories as you wish and you can nominate the same person or organization in as many different categories as you deem necessary.

How to Nominate:

Nominations may be submitted beginning Sunday, November 1st, 2020, and must be received no later than Sunday, November 15th, 2020.

Nominations must be submitted to the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce via the designated options:

1. Complete the online form found on the Chamber website, and submit a written nomination via the form OR video/audio nomination via Facebook (DETAILS COMING SOON!)

2. Mail in a downloadable form to the Chamber office, 21 North South Street, Wilmington, OH 45177 (mail-in applications must be postmarked by the deadline date of Nov. 15th to be accepted).

Nominations of any form (online or mail) will not be accepted past the deadline date of November 15th, 2020.


Nominees must live and/or work in Clinton County and business/organization nominees must have offices in Clinton County (may be for-profit or not-for-profit).

Nominations may be self-nominated or nominated by another person.

Nominees cannot be a member of the judges’ panel or member of the judges’ immediate family.


The judging process will commence the week of Monday, November 16th, and will be completed by a panel of Board Members and staff of the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Nominees cannot serve as awards judges. All eligible nominations received will be judged by this panel whose evaluations will determine winners of the “Clinton County Community Champions” (C4) Awards from among the nominees under consideration.

Notification and Recognition:

The Chamber and the CVB plan to notify the winners of the “C4” Awards by Monday, November 23rd, and they will be profiled through print and social media outlets throughout the week of November 23rd – 27th, 2020. Award details will be announced soon!!