Annual Community Awards Banquet

Why you should attend…

Attending the annual Ozark Community Awards Banquet: “Love Your Community,” is an unmissable opportunity to immerse oneself in the spirit of unity and appreciation for local achievements.

This event promises an evening filled with inspiration, celebration, and community pride. Attendees will have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, local business leaders, and community influencers, fostering valuable relationships. As the banquet honors outstanding contributions to the community, attendees will gain insight into the remarkable efforts that shape Ozark’s growth and prosperity.

Additionally, participating in the festivities not only supports the local community but also provides a platform for networking and collaboration. Whether you’re a business professional, community member, or simply someone passionate about fostering a strong sense of togetherness, attending this event is a testament to your commitment to the well-being of Ozark and an opportunity to celebrate the collective achievements that make the community thrive.

Why you should become a sponsor…

Sponsoring the annual Ozark Community Awards Banquet: “Love Your Community,” is a unique opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to fostering local growth and prosperity. By supporting this event, sponsors actively contribute to the vibrant community spirit that lies at the heart of Ozark. The Annual Awards Banquet serves as a platform to celebrate outstanding achievements, recognize local businesses, and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the Ozark community.

Sponsors not only align their brand with positive values but also showcase a dedication to the well-being of the Ozark community.

Investing in this event not only boosts visibility but also fosters a sense of unity and pride among attendees. It’s a chance to show genuine care for the community while enjoying positive exposure and networking opportunities, making it a worthwhile investment for any organization looking to make a meaningful impact locally.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities contact Patty Quessenberry and or Shelly Treece

2024 Award Recipients

Ozark School District

Celebrate those who have gone above and beyond in preparing our future Ozark residents, business owners, first responders, parents, elected officials and more. These six recipients are from the Ozark School District.

Chamber Star of the Year

This award is for any individual person who has shown outstanding service to perpetuate and uphold the mission statement of the Ozark Chamber of Commerce and/or outstanding contribution to the promotion of the Chamber, its member businesses, and the community.

Chamber Business of the Year

This award is for any business in the Ozark area which has shown growth, innovation or significant contributions to the community.

Community First Responders

The annual awards banquet provides a special opportunity to honor and express gratitude to our dedicated community first responders, recognizing their unwavering commitment and selfless service to ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents. This year we will recognize:

  • Ozark Police Officer of the Year
  • Ozark Fire Dispatcher of the Year
  • Christian County Ambulance District
  • Christian County Sheriff Deputy of the Year

Finley River Community Foundation - Citizen of the Year

All around our Ozark community there are people who make a difference, go the extra mile to put a face on human kindness and go out of their way to contribute to our community.

The Citizen of the Year is an Ozark area resident who has demonstrated unselfish contributions to the community’s quality of life and embodies the spirit and character of the Ozark community. Nominees must be a U.S. citizen who has lived in the Ozark area (defined by the 65721 zip code and/or Ozark School District boundaries) for five or more years.

2024 Event Sponsors