The recipient of both the Grindstone and Courtesy Awards shall be decided by the Grindstone Award Selection Committee. That committee shall be comprised of the current and past Chairman of the Board, President, Vice President and Executive Director (non-voting member) of the Berea Chamber. The current Berea Chamber Chairman of the Board shall serve as Chair of the Selection Committee.
Criteria for the Courtesy Award is as follows:
1. Award is to recognize individuals who go above and beyond in their line of work to serve their customers or the public. 2. Nominations can be submitted by anyone who has been positively impacted by the nominee including employers, supervisors, coworkers, customers, students, or the general public. 3. There are three categories for the award which will include employees of for profit, not for profit and government organizations in the city of Berea. Examples of not for profit organizations include Baldwin Wallace, Ohio Guidestone, SCAN Hunger Pantry, and Berea Animal Rescue. Examples of government organizations include Berea City Schools, Berea City Hall, Post Office and Cleveland Metroparks.4. Multiple awards in each of the three categories (for profit, not for profit and government) may be made each year at the discretion of the Selection Committee.5. Nominees must work for an organization within the city of Berea, but do not need to be a resident of the city.6. Nominees will be eligible to win the award only once.7. Previous Grindstone Award winners are not eligible to be honored with a Courtesy Award.8. Board of Trustees members for the Berea Chamber of Commerce are not eligible.9. The award banquet ticket cost for each honoree will be complimentary.10. The honoree must be able to attend the award banquet to be eligible to receive the award.