Deadline for Nominations for 19th Annual COE Awards Extended

3/10/2016, 12:03 p.m.

Upland, CA-- The Inland Valley News Inc. is thrilled to present its 19th Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala to be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Ontario.

The Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala is a community outreach program of the Inland Valley News, sponsored together with its affiliated not for- profit, public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation, Shining Glory Publications.

The event is one of the few true celebrations of the achievements and contributions of people who help make this community the jewel of Southern California. Last year, hundreds of registered guests, including leaders in business, education, housing, transportation, health care, government, church and media as well as other key decision-makers participated in this annual celebration.

Proceeds from this benefit provide scholarships and internships for young adults from under-represented communities wishing to pursue education and/or careers in journalism writing, communications, marketing and/or graphic design.

We are looking to honor everyday heroes who are committed to making the world a better place, one community at a time. If you know anyone who you believe has made a significant contribution to their community we would love to honor them. Nominations must contain Nominator’s information (name, mailing address, telephone number and email address), Nominee’s information (name, address, telephone, email, company or organization name and category of award for nomination), a one-page biography of the nominee and a rationale for the nomination.

The rationale should be no more than 150 words describing why the nominee should receive an excellence award. Please include the capacity in which you know the nominee. The nominator must also provide the nominee’s outstanding accomplishments, obstacles the nominee has overcome to achieve success and the impact of the nominee’s contributions to the organization, business and/or the community.

Nomination categories are: Business, Civic Engagement, Community Activism & Service, Education, Religion and Youth Advocacy. Nominations must be received by mail or email no later than Monday, March 25, 2016 to the Inland Valley News, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite C, Upland, CA 91786 or coegala@inlandvalleynews.com. Those selected to receive Community Excellence Awards will be notified by April 4, 2016. Recipients must be able to attend the Gala on Friday April 29, 2016 to receive their award.

The nomination form can be found on our website at www.inlandvalleynews.com . Tickets and sponsorships are also available. For more information on the Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala, please contact the Inland Valley News at (909) 985-0072 or at the email address listed above.