Nominations Open for Fourth Annual Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards

Volume One, Charter Bank will honor outstanding people who are moving the community forward

V1 Staff |

The challenges of the past year have been numerous and serious, both across the world and here in the Chippewa Valley. Yet amid these troubled times, a growing number of individuals have stepped up to confront these problems and to push the community forward. Some have been at the forefront of new ideas and ambitious endeavors for years. Some are just now coming into their own, inspiring and helping those around them. Together, these self-starters make up the community’s buzz-worthy frontline of innovation, action, and momentum. They are the Chippewa Valley Vanguard.

It’s with the encouragement of these kinds of thinkers and doers and an interest in the continued growth of our thriving community in mind that Volume One and Charter Bank created the Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards.

Now in their fourth year, these awards recognize high-level community achievers who’ve made a recent and significant local impact in areas such as health care, social action, the arts, entrepreneurship, government, education, philanthropy, business, and other areas. These are the people helping shape the future of the Chippewa Valley.

To find the individuals truly making a difference, we need your help. Public nominations are open now through Dec. 11 via a simple online form at (You can read about past honorees there, too.)

This year in particular, we are seeking nominees who have distinguished themselves working to address the COVID-19 pandemic or focusing on issues of social justice, although nominees in other areas will considered as well.

Once submissions are closed, a panel of key community players from diverse backgrounds and industries will evaluate nominations and work together to select the year’s honorees. These individuals will be publicly announced by Volume One on March 17.

To learn more about past honorees, visit the Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards website. To tell us about someone you think deserves an award, visit the Chippewa Valley Vanguard nomination form.

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