Michele Spring Reporting:

(Friday, December 28, 2018) New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 60th year with their annual awards banquet next month.
President and CEO Scott Robinson says the awards are given to area businesses and individuals who deserve special recognition for making a difference in the community.

“The neat part about all of this is that none of these recipients went out of their way to get the recognition, they were nominated by others and that’s what really makes the night special.”

Award recipients were announced for a few categories including Organization of the Year which was awarded to The Tuscarawas County Future Leaders of Tomorrow, Large Business of the Year went to Kent State University at Tuscarawas, Small Business of the Year was awarded to the Whitemyer Advertising in Zoar, Tuscarawas Valley Safety Council “Member of the Year” was awarded to the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and Educator of the Year is Principal Adam Hall of the Strasburg Middle/High School.

“A community member, Dawn Delcoma, and the Strasburg-Franklin School Superintendent Cindy Brown recommended him. Said that he has done a tremendous job creating a student-centered atmosphere, where students are the first priority each and every day. And that is very good to hear and certainly is the type of person we are looking for to honor as our Educator of the Year.”

The honorees will receive their awards Wednesday, January 23rd at the Schoenbrunn Inn and Conference Center in New Philadelphia.

Citizen of the Year, Hall of Fame award recipient, Volunteer of the Year, and the Tourism Ambassador of the Year will also be awarded that evening.

Copyright WTUZ Radio Inc., 2018