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Nominations Being Accepted for the 2013 Hughesman Award

Tri-Cities – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Hughesman Award. The 2013 Hughesman Award recognizes an individual within the Tri-Cities area, under the age of 21, who has demonstrated excellence, community involvement and volunteerism during 2012. The Young Foundation will provide a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to the award recipient. The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is facilitating the award process and will be accepting nominations through Friday, May 3, 2013.

Named after Adam Hughesman, former Tri-City Americans player, the Hughesman Award celebrates volunteerism and community involvement among young adults in Benton & Franklin Counties. Hughesman dedicated hours to serving the community while exemplifying superior performance in his career during his tenure in the Tri-Cities.

“Adam genuinely enjoys helping others and wants to make a difference,” stated Dan Mulhausen, VP, Business Operations and Marketing Communications at the Tri-City Americans. “It’s refreshing having someone come in and fully embrace the culture and community.”

On May 1, 2012, in honor of Hughesman’s achievements, Kennewick Mayor Steve Young presented Hughesman with the key to the city, declared him to be an honorary resident of Kennewick and announced the day as Adam Hughesman Day.

“The Kennewick City Council and staff wanted to recognize young people in the Tri-Cities area that go out of their way to give their time to community service and helping others,” stated Mayor Young. “Last year’s recipient was Adam Hughesman, who displayed an incredible heart for serving the community and as a result we decided to name the award after him. Thanks to the Regional Chamber of Commerce, this award will be given on an annual basis.”
The Hughesman Award will be presented at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s May Network Tri-Cities Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco. Nominees must be present at the luncheon to receive the award.

Award nomination forms can be found on the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s website at http://www.tricityregionalchamber.com/events_programs. Nomination forms are also available at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s office located at 7130 West Grandridge Boulevard, Kennewick.  Individuals may self-nominate themselves for the award.

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business in the Tri-Cities region.  For further details about the Regional Chamber, visit www.tricityregionalchamber.com or call the Regional Chamber at 509.736.0510.

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