Golden Nail Awards

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The Marion County Chamber of Commerce in Jefferson Texas announces the Golden Nail MEMBERSHIP Awards

We look forward to honoring our dedicated organizations and businesses whom volunteer, and work diligently in our city and county to bring this community together.

Drawing of Ben Franklin in white, gray and black“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”   – Benjamin Franklin

“For Want of a Nail” is a proverb, having numerous variations of analogies over several centuries, but the main theme that is if the smaller parts of a whole go ignored, then without any encouragement or incentive they could die out and be a loss to the bigger scheme of things. The Chamber members and its 501(3)c organizations, and the local businesses, are what keep the community thriving.

It takes all the “nails” in a community to make the end result successful, making sure that no details go untended for lack of involvement. If all the members and organizations within each do their parts to help one another then everyone is successful. Often those business and non-profits are the ones whose events bring the visitors to town that in turn make for successful ventures within the community. Those 501(c)3 organizations, new businesses and life long businesses need to be acknowledged for the work they do to provide for Jefferson. Those are the “Golden Nails” that hold things together.

The nomination deadline is January 3, 2020.  Please reserve your ticket online today, as seating is limited.  Click here to reserve:  

Golden Nail Gala 

Mail in your nominations for the 2020 event to PO Box 967, Jefferson, TX  75657 postmarked before January 1st, or hand-deliver by noon on Friday, January 3rd, 2020.

Nominations for each award should be based on acts preformed in the previous 12 months (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019)
The Golden Nail Awards program is open to Marion County individuals, businesses, foundations, and non-profit organizations
Nominees for individual, business, foundation and non-profit awards must have contributed a minimum total contribution of $1000.00.
Nominations for volunteers are based on volunteer service not financial assistance and cannot be associated with employment.
Nominations must include the full name of individuals
Multiple people and entities may be nominated by filling out the subsequent lines in these forms.

The award categories include six awards for non-profits, and THE (for-profit) Business of The Year, as well as The Citizen of the Year.  All nominations showcase July 2018 through June 2019 in the work achieved by each.

Golden Nail registration nomination form Port Jefferson Outpost Distinguished Individual Volunteer (non-secular)

Golden Nail registration nomination form Dickson Up and Coming Volunteer AWARD

Golden Nail registration nomination form for Otstott Distinguished Organization  AWARD

Golden Nail registration nomination form for McKay Foundation Benefactor AWARD

Golden Nail registration nomination form for Jefferson Jimplecute INDIVIDUAL BENEFACTOR AWARD

Golden Nail registration nomination form for Marion County Distinguished INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER (secular)

Business of the YEAR at the Golden Nail Gala nomination form

Citizen of the YEAR at the Golden Nail Gala nomination form