Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Recognizes those members who best exemplify the essence of the definition of “entrepreneur” – the organizer of an economic venture. One who organizes, promotes, owns/manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise that they started.

Kevin Ross

Landmark Properties 2017

Chad Walters

C. Walters Management/ Valero 2016

Jackie Shope

First Capital Answering Service 2015

Neil Coleman

Neil Coleman Insurance Services 2014

Dave Pinkerton

Advanced Services Heating & Cooling 2013

Jeff Marshall

Printex Same-Day Printing 2012

Jim Buman

Scioto Valley Precast 2011

June and Tom Haynes

Subway Restaurants 2010

Jim Bambenek

NAPA Auto Parts 2009

Carl Janes

Save-A-Lot 2008

Mike Hall

Aadvantage Tent Fittings 2007

Greg Wells

Sunrush Construction 2006

Bill Herrnstein

Herrnstein Chrysler 2005

Robert Litter

Litter Industries 2004

Pat McAllister

CP Management 2003

Ed Kunzelman

Petland Inc. 2002

Ron Fewster

RHF Enterprises/McDonald’s 2001

David Simmons

Craftsman Printing 2000

John Gunning Jr.

Family Vision Centers 1999

Joe Waters

The Recording Workshop 1998

John Robertson

Telesis/Infosight 1996

Wilbur Poole

IBI Construction 1995

Chris Hanners

Chillicothe Paints 1994

Rodney Winegardner

WHR Company 1993

Jim Doersam

Doersam Marketing/Petron Oil 1992

Tom White

Accurate Heating and Cooling 1991

Benney Haller

Haller Funeral Home 1990

Larry Vitatoe

Vitatoe Industries 1989

Tim Hartsock

Hartsock Ag 1988

Jerry Whited and Don Seigneur

Whited Seigneur Sams & Rahe 1987

Charles Stevens

RLS Recycling 1986


Corporate Citizenship Award

Honors a business that exemplifies excellent corporate citizenship in giving back to the communities in which it operates, enhancing the economic health and quality of life of its employees and its community. Award introduced in 2015

Kenworth 2017

Adena Health System 2016

Megan Brumfield

McDonald’s Restaurants 2015


Legacy Award

Honors members of our community and/or families who have been part of the chamber and business community for at least 25 years. It is both a testament to the member and their commitment to service. Award introduced in 2015.

Globe Furniture 2017

The Ware Family

Ware Funeral Home 2016

The McKell Family

Horizon Telcom 2015

Young Professional Of The Year

Recognizes a young professional who is engaged in education/career development, demonstrates leadership in their field, and is active in civic or charitable activities.

Seth Ash 2017