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West Hartford Chamber of Commerce Seeks Noah Webster Award Nominees

Former West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka accepts the Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Noah Webster Award from Christine Looby at the Annual Dinner Monday night. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Noah Webster Award applications must be submitted to the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce office by May 13, 2017.


Nominations for the 29th Annual Noah Webster Award are now being accepted at the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce. Established by the Chamber in 1989, this award honors extraordinary commitment to the West Hartford community.

Last year the Noah Webster Award was presented to former Mayor Scott Slifka at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting held June 20 at the Pond House. He was nominated by former Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee Chair for his leadership of the Town Council and for making “so many of the ‘if only’s’ became reality, Looby said at the ceremony.

The Noah Webster Awards are presented in recognition of extraordinary commitment to the West Hartford community in ways beyond the day- to-day requirements of one’s professional duties. The awards recognize:

  • Dedication
  • Special Concern
  • Beautification
  • Years of Service
  • Innovation
  • High Standards
  • Community Involvement
  • Financial Support
  • Professionalism
  • Vision

Eligibility includes all person(s) who live and/or work in West Hartford; and all West Hartford businesses, associations, groups and/or programs. Nomination forms are available on the Chamber website and at the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce office. A copy is also attached below as a PDF.

All completed forms must include a brief (300 word max) description of the candidate’s qualifications and three references. All applications must be received at the Chamber office by Friday, May 13, 2016, using:

  • Email: [email protected] with “Noah Webster Award” in the subject line
  • Fax: WHCC office at 860.521.1996, or
  • Snail-mail: WHCC, 948 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107.

The 2017 recipients of the Noah Webster Awards will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Established in 1908, the chamber exists to encourage the development of business and enhance the quality of life in our community.

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