Mid-Ohio Valley chamber award nominees named

The annual Dinner and Awards Banquet is getting a refresh this year — a theme a new format. Instead of a sit-down dinner, we’ve expanded the networking, fun, food and activities to the entire night with a break in the middle where we will announce our award winners at The MOV Greatest Show!

So come one, come all to the annual Awards Banquet from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St. Cost is $50 per person. Advance registration is required and tickets can be purchased online at movchamber.org.

Members and friends of the chamber are invited to join us as we spend the evening with expanded activities, food and fun, all in the carnival theme. One of the highlights of the evening is when we announce the winners of our annual awards. It is very special to honor and recognize area businesses for their accomplishments over the past year in the following categories:

* New Business of the Year

* Curb Appeal Award

* Community Involvement

* Non-Profit Organization of the Year

* Small Business of the Year

Congratulations to the following businesses that were nominated this year:

* Actors Guild of Parkersburg

* Affordable In-Home Care

* After the Disaster

* American Red Cross

* Artsbridge

* Blennerhassett Hotel: Brunello

* Bolts & Quarters Quilt Shop

* Brown Owl Imaging

* Buskirk Plumbing

* Camden Clark Medical Center/WVU Medicine

* Circles Campaign of the MOV

* Community Resources Inc.

* Country Boy Restaurant

* Evergreen Counseling & Yoga Therapy

* Hino Motors

* Hobby Lobby

* Hometown Endodontics

* InMotion Physical Therapy

* iTech WV

* Jan Dils Attorney at Law

* Jon Six Hair Company

* Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics

* Netranom

* New Day Therapy

* Parkersburg Cardiology Associates/WVU Medicine

* Peoples Bank

* Project Yoga MOV

* Sam’s Club

* Save A Kitty Cat Feral Program

* Silverheels Property Management

* Smith Orthodontics

* The Bodega

* The Bernard McDonough Foundation

* Trademark Solutions

* Valley Catering

* Williamstown Bank

* Witten’s Farm Market on Emerson Avenue

* WV Central Federal Credit Union

* WVU at Parkersburg

We will also recognize three individual awards at the Annual Dinner:

Young Business Leader of the Year, Nominees include the following:

* Danielle Allphin (Peoples Bank)

* Josh Campbell (Rocky Peck Sales & Marketing)

* Vinnie Conley (The PM Company)

* Pam Ferrell (Bowles Rice)

* Nicole Guinn (Blennerhassett Hotel)

* Kaitlyn McKitrick (Bowles Rice)

* Lindsey Piersol (Wood County Economic Development)

* Julie Posey (PACF)

* Derek Snyder (Mountain River Physical Therapy)

Business Person of the Year, Nominees include the following:

* Ben Bradley (Habitat ReStore)

* Rob Fouss (Fouss Auction & Appraisal)

* Dr. Chris Gilmer (WVU Parkersburg)

* Patsy Hardy (S & P Harley Davidson)

* Doug Kreinik (Kreinik Manufacturing)

* Kristin Meeks (WV Social Media)

* Walt Newlon (Camden Clark Medical Center)

* Chris Shockey (Kuraray)

* Steve Stalnaker (Hino Motors)

* Mike Williams (iTech WV)

And Chamber Volunteer of the Year!

Sponsorship support is also greatly appreciated! I am excited to the following sponsors that have already signed on:

* West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the Big Top sponsor

* Camden Clark Medical Center/WVU Medicine is the Carousel sponsor

* Crown Florals is the Ringmaster sponsor

* The Parkersburg News & Sentinel is the Trapeze sponsor

* WV Central Federal Credit Union is the Name in Lights sponsor

* FirstEnergy/Mon Power is a Fire Eater

* Riverview Credit Union is a Juggler

* Premier Bank is one of our Game Sponsors.

These award sponsorships are still available:

* Lion Tamer (Beverage Sponsor) includes 6 attendee tickets for $750

* Bearded Lady (Photo Booth Sponsor) includes 6 attendee tickets for $750

* Game Sponsors includes 6 attendee tickets for $500

* Fire Eaters includes 8 attendee tickets for $1000

* Jugglers includes 4 attendee tickets for $500

* Clowns includes 2 attendee tickets for $250

The deadline to be a sponsor or make reservations for the dinner is Friday, Nov. 1.

Upcoming Chamber events:

Please RSVP to attend these events on the Calendar tab at movchamber.org

* Ribbon Cutting for Affordable In-Home Care: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to noon at 520 Grand Central Ave., Suite 201, Vienna.

* Ribbon Cutting for Commonwealth Financial Services: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10-11 a.m. at 585 College Parkway, Parkersburg.

* Ribbon Cutting for Douglass & Company Real Estate Team: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to noon, 2649 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna.

* October Business After Hours hosted by Bowles Rice: Tuesday, Oct. 22 5-7 p.m. at 501 Avery St., 5th floor, Parkersburg.