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Chamber awards are well-deserved

Earlier this week, the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet.

This event is about honoring those in our communities who are a testament to what our region has become and will continue to strive for.

The banquet honored business and civic leaders along with volunteers who work each day to make a difference in Lawrence County.

Those who were honored this year were Weber’s Florist and Gifts as Small Business Advocate for their dedication to Lawrence County and our region; Katie McKnight as the Young Professional of the Year who has been a driving force for the civic organization’s Secret Santa program this year; Frisch’s Big Boy as the Entrepreneur of the Year, as the restaurant has set Frisch’s sales records for the company since opening the doors late this summer and Glockner South Point Ford as the Business Person of the Year for its efforts since purchasing the business in late 2013.

Doug Korstanje, marketing director of St. Mary’s Medical Center was honored with the George Patterson Community Servant Award for his volunteer efforts for many years.

All of the honorees were deserving individuals and organizations who play a pivotal role within Lawrence County and our region.