The Arthur J. Virtue Annual Awards began in 1971 as a way for the, then named, Platteville Chamber of Commerce to recognize significant contributions to the Platteville Community. Named in honor of the first Chamber president, Arthur J. Virtue, the awards have grown over the years to include: Business Person(s) of the Year, Community Service Award, Community Spirit Award, Outstanding Award in the Field of Agriculture, Lifetime Service Award, with the latest addition being the Junior Community Spirit Award. The Platteville Regional Chamber’s Vision Statement includes our intent of preserving the quality of life that Platteville is known for. Recognition of these outstanding people is one way that we hope to continue to encourage the Platteville Pioneer Spirit. The Platteville Regional Chamber is proud to recognize each of the award recipients for the positive, substantial impact they have made in our community.