“Our members are ready and our business community is ready and we are ready,” he told viewers.
Among the chamber’s 2020 winners was Lakota Superintendent Matt Miller, who became the first school district leader in the chamber’s 45-year history to win the “Dorothy & Art Roth Citizen of the Year” award.
The “Carlos Todd Business Person of the Year” went to Susanne Anton, described by chamber officials as a “five-star award winning real estate agent for 26 years,” with Sibcy Cline.
Lee Geiger of Graydon, won the “Jerry Bryan Chamber Member of the Year” award and he was cited for his legal advice “during the COVID-19 pandemic,” by helping “lead our business community by offering no-fee advice and expertise regarding employment issues.”
The Butler County EMA (emergency management agency) won the chamber’s “RCF Community Support Award” for its work during the pandemic.
And Matt Miller of Legal Shield, not related to Lakota’s Miller, won the “A. Christian Worrell III Emerging Leader” award.
The Woodhouse Day Spa won the “Larry Schumacher Beautification Award” and Cozy’s Café & Pub won the “Dave & Katy Kern Beautification Award.
Hinson also noted the chamber, which serves both West Chester and Liberty townships in Butler County, was recently named Ohio’s best chamber of commerce among hundreds statewide by Ohio Business Magazine for 2020.