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An annual Clinton Chamber event is coming up at the end of the month, and this year features a new twist.

The Clinton Chamber's Annual Dinner event is coming up at the end of January. Carolyn Sugg, with the Clinton Chamber explains this year they have decided to give awards at their annual dinner. The Chamber has come up with 3 new awards to outline the positive things happening in the community. Sugg says a "Small Business of 2011", "Large Business of 2011", and "Clintonian of the Year Awards" will be given out at this year's dinner.

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Sugg explains nominations were made online, and along with those nominations, those who nominated someone answered a series of questions. Those nominated are now voted on by members of the community.

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This year's dinner theme is one of an urban setting which will be used to show off the Chamber's new Barn Quilts. Sugg explains the dinner is going to be themed with BBQ and friend chicken and then after the meal and awards presentation they will be raffling two small barn quilts for the winners location of choice at their home.

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Ballots for voting on the "Small Business of the Year", "Large Business of the Year", and "Clintonian of the Year" can be accessed by clicking the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bizof2011

Votes must be cast by Sunday January 16th.

The Chamber's Annual Dinner takes place January 28th. Tickets for the annual event can be purchased at the Chamber office at 100 South Center Street, Suite 101 on Mr. Lincoln Square in downtown Clinton. Tickets are $35 a person, $60 for a couple, and tables of eight can be purchased for $240.

For more information visit clintonilchamber.com or call the Chamber office at 935-3364.

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