Nominations are now open for the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards.

President and CEO Dianne Hawkins says it’s a chance to recognize businesses and individuals who make a difference in the community.

Hawkins says nomination forms are available on the chamber’s website.

There are two new awards this year: Tech and Innovation and Employee’s Choice. The deadline for nominations is December 2nd. The awards night is January 30th, 2016.