The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce (ECOC) is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Man & Woman of the Year.

This committee is organized by a community-driven selection process that will appoint a man and a woman that exceeds in professional and civic commitment and avid volunteerism within the community of Edinburg. The Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to nominate someone you may know who fits the criteria.

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Man & Woman of the Year should be a person who:

• Has provided valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community in the way of volunteerism.

• Has demonstrated a commitment to his/her community by sharing of time and talent in ways that benefit the community or individuals within it.

• Has demonstrated exceptional personal commitment to civic endeavors outside of professional obligations.

• Has demonstrated community service in civic or service organizations, non-profit boards, religious groups or other involvements, such as merchants’ associations, chamber of commerce or educational activities.

Nominees also must be an Edinburg resident, own a business in Edinburg or work in Edinburg. Nominations must be received no later than Friday, September 3rd, 2010 by 4pm and must be accompanied by a resume. Nominations will not be accepted after that date. Forms to select Man and Woman of the year can be downloaded from or picked up at the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. Please mail nominations to the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Attention: Selection Committee, 602 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539 or deliver them to the chamber office. For more information, please contact the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce at 956-383-4974.

Recipients will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet, Saturday, October 16th, beginning at 6:30pm and will feature “Happy” the comedian.

; please save the date. This event will also honor Cynthia Bocanegra outgoing chair and Johnny Rodriguez and incoming chair for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. Location for banquet will soon be announced.