Mary Alice Reporting – The Twin City Chamber of Commerce recognized over 10 individuals for their hard work in the classroom and in the twin city community.

At the awards event, winners included an educator of the year, business of the year, and employee of the year.

Receiving the Community Contribution Award was Bob Michaels, who is an active member of the Dennison Rotary, a current board member of the Claymont Public library, he has also helped restore the Civil War Monument in Union Cemetery and helped acquire new playground equipment in Dennison and Uhrichsville, among other accolades.

“It’s truly an honor and I’m very humbled as a result but everyone knows that all these projects I’ve been involved in over the years do not happen by me alone. There are so many people involved in the background that help me to make these things come to fruition.”

Speaking on behalf of Allure Hair Studio, the business of the year, was Toni Smith.

“We’re very thankful for this opportunity, for this award. Our dream of building a full-service salon started with four chairs and we’ve now expanded to an eight chair salon, and we also have other opportunities within the business to build.”

Named the Twin City Award winner was Martha Campbell, who noted that, in 1976, both of her parents were named citizen of the year by the Twin City Chamber and they involved the family in their many contributions.

“Every time that I receive any kind of award, the first thing that comes to mind is that I don’t deserve this. There are so many deserving people in this community and I am just humbled to have the opportunity to be part of so many of those different things that actually occur in our community and in the county.”

2022 Award Winners:

~ Educator of the Year: Kristen Burrier

~ Golden Apple: Jean Marino

~ Employee of the Year: Jimmy Maxwell

Scholarship Awards:

~ Claymont High School: Jocelyn Scalambrino

~ Buckeye Career Center: Olivia Swigert

~ Indian Valley: Ellee Shepherd

~ Tuscarawas Central Catholic High school: Adam Decaminada

~ DJ’s Welding & Fabrication Scholarship: Cameron Anderson from Buckeye Career Center

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