UPDATE: Nominations are now closed.

Now Accepting Nominations for This Year's OTR Made Awards

Well, a lot could be said about 2021....there were the ups, the downs, and everything in between. But such as in 2020, it was both a year of many challenges and also some wins and successes in between! No matter how you reflect back on the year, we believe it's important that our small business owners and local organizations are recognized for their leaps, pivots and rolling with those daily punches!  
With that, the OTR Chamber is excited to share that we are continuing our pivot of creating the OTR Made Awards as a week-long celebration of our award winners and our neighborhood! OTR Made Award winners will be recognized through Instagram Live award drops, media recognition, invited to a special happy hour reception, have professional photographs taken of them and their store, and more! And best of all, the coveted OTR Made award, to proudly display forever & ever.
To start, we ask that you give your OTR or Pendleton small business owner a nod, nominate an employee who gave it their all, or acknowledge a community champion. Nominations for small business owners, companies, organizations and/or individuals are accepted, as long as they are within the  OTR and/or Pendleton boundary . Please note, nominations are reflective of the 2021 calendar year. 
Nominating categories include:
  • Good Neighbor Award
  • OTR in Action Award
  • Employee of the Year
  • The Leap Award
  • The Resilience Award
  • The Collab of the Year
  • Pivot of the Year
  • New Business of the Year Award
  • The Norma Petersen Arts & Culture Award
  • The Ezzard Charles Award
  • The Ed Hubert Award

And mark your calendars: This year's OTR Made Awards will take place May 3-6, 2022, in conjunction with National Small Business Week. More details to come!