Nominations for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce annual Cornerstone Award are being accepted through Friday.

The chamber’s most prestigious award recognizes an individual who has committed years of service for the betterment of Wayne County.

The lifetime achievement recognition is presented once a year to a person or couple, living or deceased, over the age of 40.

Criteria considered in the selection process include someone who has provided longterm, continuous service and dedication to Wayne County residents, had a significant impact on the overall betterment of the area, considered part of the foundation of the area, and involved in business, education, government or other areas.

The Cornerstone Award has been presented to influential leaders in Wayne County since 1996.

Nomination forms are available on the chamber website, at, and need to be submitted by the end of the day through email at or dropped off at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 308 N. William St..

The Cornerstone Award will be presented at the Wayne County Chamber’s Annual Banquet on Dec. 9 at the Walnut Creek Country Club. The award recipient’s name will also be placed on a plaque on the wall at the the downtown Hub, formally known as Cornerstone Commons.

For more information, call 919-734-2241.