Gazette News Report
XENIA — The Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce held its 67th Annual Awards Dinner at the Greene County Fairgrounds Saturday.
Six awards were presented, honoring community members for their service to the Xenia area.
The prestigious F.M. Torrence Award, sponsored by Dodds Monuments, Inc., went to Bill Spahr, president of the Xenia Community School District Board of Education. The award is a lifetime achievement award whose participant must have participated in volunteer services and activities promoting the business, cultural, educational, religious and civil life of the greater Xenia area without motive or personal gain.
The Robert G. Babb Award — sponsored by Save Edge, Inc. — which is presented to the outstanding volunteer volunteer who has made the most significant contribution to the past chairman of the board during his/her tenure went to Pete Stephan.
The Russ Remick Award — sponsored by Ron Folkerth of Keller Williams Realty — which is presented in recognition of distinguished leadership in the retail/service industry and civic involvement went to Heidi Hilderbrandt.
The Dodds Monuments Award — sponsored by Phillips Companies — which is presented in recognition of distinguished leadership in the industrial sector and civic involvement went to SAS Automation.
The S.L. Stephan Award — sponsored by CBIZMHM, LLC — which is presented to a chamber member who has volunteered unselfishly to promote the XACC and serve the community during at least the past two years went to Brian Stephan.
The Barb Zajbel Xenia Ambassador Award — sponsored by Zajbel Machining — which is presented to an individual, organization or business that is an advocate and champion of Xenia and has a history of promoting Xenia locally, regionally, national and/or internationally went to Mayor Marsha Bayless.
Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.