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  • Annual Awards to be presented January 26

    The Preble County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards gala on January 26 at Wilderness Ridge Retreat and Conference Center. As part of this annual celebration, the Chamber will recognize businesses and individuals who are making a difference in the Preble County community.

    Awards to be given this year include:

    Outstanding Small Business
    Outstanding Mid-Sized Business
    Outstanding Large Business
    Outstanding Agribusiness
    Excellence in Leadership Award
    Young Professional Award
    Educator of the Year Award
    Outstanding Non-Profit Award
    Community Improvement Award

    The evening includes an elegant dinner, silent auction, awards presentation and recognition of Leadership Preble County graduates.

    The meal prepared by Executive Chef Case Eyrich will include:

    Flank Steak w/Au Jus
    Grilled Chicken Breast w/Basil Sage Pesto
    Mashed Potato
    Sauteed Haricot Vert with Roasted Red Peppers
    Caesar Salad
    Wine as well as non-alcoholic options

    Note: Vegetarian/gluten free options available upon request at time of registration.

    Tickets for the event are $75 each or $500 for a table of 8.  REGISTER HERE!

    Suggested dress is suit and tie for men and dressy dresses or suits for women.

    Contact the Chamber for more information: 937-456-4949.

    Previous Award Recipients

    2021 Award Recipients

    Outstanding Small Business Citizen:   Meraki Lane Boutique / Madison French

    Outstanding Corporate Citizen:   Reid Health

    Outstanding Agribusiness:   Today’s Harvest

    Ray Potter Award:   Barbara Cox

    Distinguished Professional:   Lisa Hoying

    Excellence in Leadership:   Ty Fugate

    Young Professional:    Sydney Montgomery

    Educator of the Year:  Harold Niehaus

    Non-Profit Innovation:  Camden Comeback

    Community Improvement: Preble County Development Partnership

    2020 Award Recipients

    Citizen of the Year:  Leslie Collins

    Outstanding Small Business Citizen: Eaton Floral

    Young Professional:  Jordan Clapp


    2019 Award Recipients

    Citizen of the Year: Angie Getter

    Community Improvement Award: Preble County Art Association

    Distinguished Service Award: Becky Sorrell

    Non-Profit Innovation Award: Preble County Historical Society

    Outstanding Agribusiness: Safari Junction

    Outstanding Corporate Citizen: TimkenSteel Corporation

    Outstanding Small Business Citizen: Harris-Maggard Memorials  

    The Ray Potter Legacy Award: Dale Moberly Sr.

    Young Professional of the Year: Todd Appledorn

    Public Servant of the Year: Marsha Shannon

    Educator of the Year: Joe Finkbine


    2018 Award Recipients

    Ray Potter Legacy Award: Jean Bussell

    Young Professional of the Year: Courtney Griffith

    Citizen of the Year: Brenda Latanza

    Outstanding Corporate Citizen: Bullen Ultrasonics

    Outstanding Small Business Citizen: Pro-Grade Excavation & Demolition

    Outstanding Agribusiness : WildHearts African Farm

    Community Improvement Award: The Village of Lewisburg

    Nonprofit Innovation Award:  Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    Distinguished Service Award: Jim Simon


    2017 Award Recipients

    Legacy Award: Ray Potter

    Young Professional of the Year: Jeremy Linder

    Citizen of the Year: Rodney Creech

    Outstanding Corporate Citizen: Henny Penny Corp.

    Outstanding Small Business Citizen: Twin Creek Tea Room

    Outstanding Agribusiness : Brubaker Grain

    Community Improvement Award: Eagle’s Point Development

    Nonprofit Innovation Award: Preble County Art Association

    Distinguished Service Award: Eddie Mowen Jr.


    2016 Award Recipients:

    Business of the Year -- L&M Products

    Small Business of the Year -- Wildcat Sports & Graphics LLC

    Citizen of the Year -- Toni Morgan

    Distinguished Service Award -- Jeff Sewert

    Young Professional of the Year -- Rob Moyer


    2015 Award Recipients:

    Business of the Year – TimkenSteel

    Small Business of the Year – Daylight Donuts

    Distinguished Service Award – Gary Wagner

    Young Professional of the Year – Kyle Cross

    Citizen of the Year – Sheriff Michael Simpson

    Legacy Award - Judge, Wilfrid G. Dues

    Legacy Award  - Jack Cobb


    2014 Award Recipients:

    Outstanding Recycling Program Award – Pratt Industries

    Business of the Year – The Dow Chemical Company

    Small Business of the Year – Jell’s Sports Grill

    Distinguished Service Award – Preble County Arts Association

    Young Professional of the Year – Evan Kloth, Sinclair Community College

    Citizen of the Year – Patrick Putnam, Mayor, Lewisburg, Ohio

    Legacy Award - REMAGEN - 55 Years of Business