Accent on Excellence 2009

Accent on Excellence is an awards program focused on recognizing and encouraging the young leaders of Oneida and Herkimer counties.

To date the program has honored 93 outstanding young leaders. Honorees have come from many sectors of the local business and service community, where they use their influence and personal time to help run successful organizations as well as support volunteer efforts, non-profit boards and their children’s after school activities.

Award winners will be individuals under the age of 40 who excel in making the area’s business, cultural, and special services climate a growing force in helping the area prosper. These individuals are making a difference today and will continue to mold the Mohawk Valley into the 21st century.

Winners will be honored at a reception on October 14 and at an awards luncheon on October 15. They will also be the subject of a special feature in the Observer-Dispatch that will highlight the Mohawk Valley’s young leaders.


Nominees must live or work in Oneida or Herkimer counties and must not turn 40 prior to November 30, 2009.

Nomination deadline is June 26, 2009.

Fill in all the fields completely, and when finished click the 'Submit' button once.

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Service accomplishments (his/her impact on their community):

Professional accomplishments (job responsibilities, special projects):

Educational accomplishments (degree earned, colleges attended):
(REQUIRED) Letter of Honor - What makes the nominee deserving of this honor?

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