Winners in 5 categories were honored Wednesday evening at the Chamber’s 110th Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner. Pictured from left is: Shawn Mihellis and Yianni Bourbakis from Theo Yianni’s Greek Restaurant, who was named “New or Emerging Business of the Year,” Jenn Cesta from the Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County, “Ambassador of the Year,” Dr. Jimmie Bruce from Eastern Gateway Community College, “Business of the Year,” Jim Morgan, recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and Jim McBane, accepting the “Young Professional of the Year Award “on behalf of Dan McBane, from McBane Insurance & Financial Services.
Chamber members have long been asking for a better way to promote the job openings they have at their businesses. And a new, improved tool is now up and running.
What began last year as a strategy to increase holiday shopping dollars spent locally quickly turned into a fun, informative two months of activities, events and buzz centered around our members. And this year is shaping up to be even better. Join us as we kick things off on “Small Business Saturday”, November 26th at 9 a.m. at the Chamber offices. Click here to view or print a complete list of activities and programs and a “Holiday Gift Guide” application.
American Express launched the first ever, “Small Business Saturday” back in 2010 to encourage people nationwide to support small local businesses. Since then, it has grown to include great programs and promotions that educate and inspire. Click here to learn more about its beginnings and the programs offered to your small business through the national program. And watch your email in the coming weeks as the Chamber digs in to the nuts and bolts of, “Shift Your Shopping 2016.” Make this holiday season one of your best. Get involved today.
The keynote speaker at last evening’s annual awards dinner entertained and inspired as he shared his many years in the film industry with the audience and explained the economic impact that can be felt by a community being chosen as a shooting location.
Mr. Ivan Schwarz, CEO of The Cleveland Film Commission was co-producer of with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on the HBO mini-series, “Band Of Brothers.” His comments were informative and fun and many questions from the floor that rounded out his presentation shed even more light on this interesting issue.
The video below was shown at the awards dinner and highlights people from Steubenville who have impacted hollywood and the film industry.
The evening also included the presentation of awards in five categories. Congratulations to the following nominees and winners:
Lifetime Achievement Nominees:
Judy Bratten, Historic Fort Steuben
Anita Jackson, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Tina Thompson, Proforma Innovative Services
Winner: Anita Jackson (posthumous)
Business of the Year Nominees:
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Hancock County Savings Bank
Winner: Franciscan University of Steubenville
New or Emerging Business Nominees:
Coleman Professional Services
Colonial Heights/UMH Properties
Sumo Hibachi & Sushi
Winner: Coleman Professional Services
Young Professional Nominees:
Frank DiCarlantonio III, Scaffidi’s Restaurant
Therese Nelson, Nelson Fine Arts & Gifts
Kate Sedgmer, United Way of Jefferson County
Winner: Frank DiCarlantonio III, Scaffidi’s Restaurant
Ambassador of the Year Nominees:
Nicole Adamski, Best Western Plus University Inn
Mary Free, U.S. Bank
Chris Orris, Valley Hospice, Inc.
Winner: Chris Orris, Valley Hospice, Inc.
The night would not have been possible without our sponsors who generously supported this special event.
Apollo Professional Cleaning
Franciscan University of Steubenville
The Ridgefield Group
Trinity Health System
Eastern Gateway Community College
Silver sponsors include: Colonial Heights/UMH Properties & Hancock County Savings Bank
Bronze sponsors include: Ambulance Service, Checker Transportation, Jefferson Security, Barium & Chemicals, Inc., First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union, Fort Steuben Mall, Hess Corporation, M & M Hardware, Mosti Funeral Home, Inc., Project Best, and Voto Manufacturers Sales Co.