Dolores Chamber seeks nominees for 2022 Citizen and Business of the Year – The Journal

The annual Dolores Chamber of Commerce Banquet always attracts a large crowd. (The journal file)

Annual banquet postponed to October; Food Truck Fridays has a new location but with no drive-in theaters

Nominations for the 2022 Dolores Citizen and Business of the Year are still being accepted and the deadline has been extended to April 10.

Winners will be honored at the Dolores Chamber of Commerce Banquet on October 21st. It has been postponed until the fall of this year because of scheduling difficulties, said Chamber Director Susan Lisak. The catered party at the Dolores Community Center will be Halloween themed.

More nominations for both categories are needed, Lisak said. So far, three citizens and two companies have been nominated. Typically, the board selects five or six citizens and eight to ten companies for the prestigious award.

At its meeting on April 12, the chamber board will discuss and vote on the best candidates from the nomination pool.

“We are looking for nominations from people who make a special effort for the community, who volunteer their time and resources to help,” Lisak said.

The guidelines for Citizen of the Year nominees are that they demonstrate leadership, initiative, creativity and dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.

The guidelines for Company of the Year nominees are to contribute to and facilitate growth, volunteer their time and resources for the community, promote the area, demonstrate good customer service, and be a leader in civic activities.

Librarian and quilter Diana Donohue was named 2021 Dolores Citizen of the Year.

The Flying Pig Boutique, a clothing consignment store in Dolores, has been recognized as a 2021 Business of the Year.

To nominate a citizen or business for the 2022 honor, visit, fill out the form, and then click submit.

More chamber news

Food Truck Fridays will be relocating to the vacant lot at Fourth Street and Riverside. The square organized by the Ginger Jar will have an outdoor market during the day and two to four food trucks will open at 4pm with music. The summer drive-in is likely to be canceled this year as it requires infrastructure capable of keeping the screen vertical and preventing it from tipping over and causing damage.

The goal is to bring the event back once the venue is improved, Lisak said.

The Farmers Market takes place in Flanders Park from June to October. There’s no cost or registration for vendors – just show up and set it up. The Dolores RiverFest takes place on June 3rd at Joe Rowell Park. The music program is finalized.

A schedule of Dolores events can be found on the chamber’s Facebook page.


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