BEVERLY - The Muskingum Valley Area Chamber of Commerce handed out several awards during the organization's annual dinner at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverly Saturday evening.
"This was our 10th chamber dinner, and we had more than 100 people in attendance," said chamber president Glen Miller.
He said the Community Service Award went to the Hervida 4-H Camp and was presented to Teresa Stone with the local Ohio State University Extension Office and Jane Lennox, president of the Camp Hervida board.
Photos courtesy of Muskingum Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
Business of the Year awarded to Joan Zoller and presenter Glen Miller, president of the MVACC.
"The award was presented by one of our chamber directors, Kevin Rings," Miller said. "We also presented the camp with $500 from the chamber of commerce."
The Paul King Founders Award was presented by chamber director Rick Walters to Air Heater Seal Company of Waterford.
"The company was started by Garnold and Mabel Townsend in 1989, and the business now has two locations in Waterford that employs about 27 people," Miller said. "Garnold Townsend passed away, and his son, Randy, is the new president of the company. He and his mother, Mabel, accepted the award."
Trademark Solutions on Ohio 821 near Marietta was presented the Business of the Year Award.
"Joan Zoller began the company in December, 2002," Miller said. "She sells uniform apparel to agencies like the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Ohio Highway Patrol. We really felt she should be recognized for her achievement."
Two scholarships were also presented Saturday.
Miller said applications for those awards were received from four area high schools, and after a rigorous screening process two Waterford High School seniors were selected to receive the $1,000 scholarships.
"Kaitlin Pottmeyer, daughter of Erin and Sherry Pottmeyer of Waterford, and Olivia Sprague, daughter of Janelle Sprague of Fleming, were the scholarship winners," he said.
Entertainment for Saturday's event was provided by a 13-member barbershop-style group from Cambridge called the Chordial Chorus.
Miller noted the chamber also donates an average of between $8,000 and $9,000 annually to area nonprofit organizations. He said the funding is raised from chamber dinners and the annual golf outing.