MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Chamber of Commerce and Corporate sponsor The Energy Cooperative will host the 96th Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, from 6 until 9 p.m. at The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre at The Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1452 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon.
Each year the Ambassadors of the Chamber of Commerce nominate three individuals/businesses in eight categories. The 2011 nominees are:
The Judy Klavins Ambassador of the Year Award sponsored by The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. — Will be announced at Annual Awards Dinner
Environmental Sustainability Award sponsored by Kenyon College — Burch Hydro, Kenyon College and Ramser Arboretum. Heart Award sponsored by Critchfield, Critchfield, & Johnston, Ltd. — Amish Creations Building in Danville, Richard J. McLarnan Technology Center at Knox County Career Center and Samuel Mathers Hall at Kenyon College.
Quality of Life Award sponsored by Knox Community Hospital — Knox County Career Center, Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries and YMCA of Mount Vernon.
Paul Slaughter Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by CenturyLink — Joel Daniels, Central Ohio Technical College; Kimberly Peck, The Killbuck Savings Bank Co.; and Marc Hawk, ECR Computers, Networking, & Web Design.
Investor in the Future Award sponsored by Ariel Corporation — Alcohol & Drug Freedom Center, Care Net Pregnancy Services and United Way of Knox County.
Women in Business Leadership Award sponsored by Fredericktown Chevrolet Co., Inc. — Kelly Brenneman, American Red Cross of Knox County; Sally Wright, Flowers for You; and Susan Sukys, Money Concepts Financial Planning Center.
Small Business of the Year Award sponsored by Zelkowitz, Barry, & Cullers, Ltd. — Brian Stafford Plumbing, Hospice of Knox County and Shamrock Plastics.
Business of the Year Award sponsored by First-Knox National Bank — Ariel Corporation, FT Precision and PACS Industries.
Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College — Will be announced at Annual Awards Dinner.
Reservations for this event can be made online by visiting www.KnoxChamber.com, e-mail Programs@KnoxChamber.com, phone by calling 740-393-1111, or by fax 740-393-1590.
Published on December 29, 2011