Belpre chamber award winners

Winners of Business of the Year awarded at the 2017 80th Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner was First Settlement Physical therapy. Pictured are (from left) Josh Lemley, marketing director; Simon Hargus, owner; and Hema Hargus, owner. Award was sponsored by Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz.

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce announces award winners from the 80th Annual Dinner held Thursday, Oct. 26, at Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center.

The following businesses and groups received recognition during the awards portion of the evening’s celebration, with plaques donated by Wellspring Tax Service of Belpre:

–Business of the Year: First Settlement Physical Therapy, sponsored by Mayor Mike Lorentz.

–Mayor’s Keys to the City: Bob’s Market and Greenhouses, and First Settlement Physical Therapy

–Entrepreneur/Small Business of the Year: Abbey Tanner and Peddler’s Junction Vendor Mall, sponsored by Riverview Credit Union.

–President’s Service Award–Kristin Meeks of WV Social Media and 2017 President of Board of Directors, sponsored by Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce

–Spirit of the Chamber: Kelly Cox, 2017 Board of Directors Vice-president and incoming president, sponsored by Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce.

–Businessperson of the Year: David McClure, president/CEO WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, sponsored by WV social Media.

–Community Revitalization Supporter: Belpre Area Chamber Economic Development Committee, sponsored by Zenergy Massage.

–Belpre Citizen of the Year: Danielle Dowler, Belpre Homecoming Pageants Coordinator

–Non-Profit of the Year: Belpre Woman’s Club, sponsored by Pickering Associates.

–Belpre Youth Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year: Jeff Totten

–Business Marketing Funding award of $500: Back to Basics Log Cabin and owner Amanda Hamrick, sponsored by Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce

Presenting his ideas regarding Legacy to the Community and Careful Estate Planning was Jeffery D. Chaddock, Private Wealth Advisor, CRPC; and 1984 graduate of Belpre High School, who spoke to guests following a buffet dinner.

Chaddock was named as one of the country’s top 1,200 financial advisors 2010-2017 by Baron’s Magazine. Of Ameriprise Financial’s 10,000 advisors, Chaddock is currently number one within the company, managing a total of approximately $1.5 billion in client assets.

The event is an annual celebration of Chamber successes, services to the area business community, and a review highlighting contributions made by chamber members to the area business climate.