Indiana Chamber seeks community of the year nominations; Locations urged to share their stories

INDIANA— Attention mayors and local officials: It’s your time to tout all the great things happening in your areas. Right now, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2022 NextEra Energy Resources Community of the Year Award.

This annual honor goes to a deserving Hoosier community for significant contributions to its local business climate and overall image during the past year.

“It’s been exciting to see how so many Indiana communities have used the challenges of the past two years as a springboard for a brighter future,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “We can’t wait to honor one of those communities next fall that’s moving forward in an exceptional way, creating a path to prosperity for its citizens and businesses.”

The award will be presented at the Indiana Chamber’s 33rd Annual Awards Dinner – the state’s largest yearly gathering of business leaders and elected officials. The 2022 dinner will feature a celebration of the Indiana Chamber’s 100th anniversary.

The event will be presented in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield on November 16 in downtown Indianapolis. The winning community will be announced in late summer or early fall.

Communities selected for the honor receive a pre-event press conference, recognition, and a video tribute at the Indiana Chamber dinner and are featured in a cover story for BizVoice®, Indiana’s leading statewide business magazine.

Cities can apply at All entries must be received by June 13.

The previous five Indiana Chamber Community of the Year recipients are Greater Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Jasper, and Goshen.