UMATILLA -- The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual distinguished citizen awards banquet.
The award is given to a citizen who demonstrates leadership and is active in the community, successful in his or her career and displays innovative attributes.
Nominations for the business of the year award also are being accepted. Businesses must demonstrate leadership, be actively involved in charitable or community service and operate in Umatilla.
Nominees for either award cannot have received the award in the past five years.
The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at the Desert River Inn, 705 Willamette Ave., Umatilla.
Tickets are $25 before March 1 and $30 between March 1-7. Tickets will not be sold after March 7.
Nomination forms and tickets are available at the chamber of commerce offices, 100 Cline Ave., Umatilla.