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Chamber Foundation announces 2023 Salute to Leaders Award winners

Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio (March 7, 2023) – Shining a spotlight on the exceptional volunteers in Clermont County, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation proudly announces the recipients of the prestigious 30th Annual Salute to Leaders Awards.

“Salute to Leaders is an extra special, long-standing tradition of honoring our unsung heroes in Clermont County,” said Park National Bank Vice President-Commercial Cash Management and event committee co-chair Cyndy Wright Sellers. “Sharing the good news of amazing volunteers gives us a chance to pause and appreciate how blessed we are.”

A community tradition for three decades, the Salute to Leaders Awards has honored nearly 800 volunteer citizens, groups, heroes, and leaders for their contributions to the Clermont County community.

The Honorees for each community are chosen by the individual township and city representatives. They are given to outstanding individuals and groups who have made a positive impact on their communities.

The Honorees in the categories for county-wide awards are nominated by the public. The winners are determined by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Salute to Leaders event committee.

2023 Salute to Leaders Honorees:

  • Batavia Township Award: Jeanna Wiederhold 
  • Goshen Township Award: American Regulators
  • Miami Township Award: Karen and Brian Wikoff
  • Ohio Township Award: New Richmond Garden Club on the Ohio
  • Pierce Township Award: Michelle Balside
  • Union Township Award: Bill Mues
  • Washington Township Award: Dave Henson
  • Wayne Township Award: John Pringle
  • Williamsburg Township Award: Julia Hess
  • City of Loveland Award: Patricia Furterer
  • City of Milford Award: Edward Brady
  • Community Project Award: Kim Bush, Rescue Me Animal Advocacy
  • Education Award: Steffani Diesel Slone, Batavia Elementary PTO
  • Health Award: Clermont Senior Services Volunteer Guardians: Linda Bourquin, Charissa Cook, Lisa DeFrank, Heather Horine, Randy Longbottom, Monica May, Pamela Rada, Ellen Tom, Bonnie Trombley, Fred Van Keuren, John Wloszek, Jane Crenshaw
  • Over ‘n Over Award: Lisa Davis, Clermont County Board of DD
  • The Up ‘n Over Youth Leadership Award: Ivy Stephan, Clermont Northeastern High School
  • The William H. Over Leadership Award: Kerry Bryne, TQL
  • Business Partner of the Year Award: Steve Kelly, Miami Township Fire & EMS
  • Non-Profit Partner of the Year Award: Lydia Burns, Allied Construction Industries

“The Clermont Chamber Foundation is looking forward to honoring these well-deserved leaders in Clermont County. This heart-warming program is a staple in our community and provides the opportunity for us to rally around and publicly recognize these unsung heroes,” said Clermont Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Joy Lytle.

The Honorees will be recognized on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, with a dinner and awards ceremony at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland. Tickets are $40 for individuals, $700 for a sponsored table of eight (8), available HERE or by calling (513) 576-5000.

2023 Salute to Leaders Awards is proudly supported by: Presenting Sponsor: Park National Bank; Sustaining Platinum Sponsors: American Modern Insurance Group and Total Quality Logistics; Sustaining Gold Sponsors: Duke Energy, Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital, and University of Cincinnati Clermont College; Sustaining Silver Sponsor: Park National Bank; Sustaining Bronze Sponsors: Nestlé Purina and Sheakley; and Sustaining Executive Sponsors: Ace Hardware/Anytime Fitness/Papa John’s Pizza (Sizemore Holdings), Brixey & Meyer, CenterBank, Grant Career Center, Great Oaks Career Campuses, HealthSource of Ohio, Milacron, Sharefax Credit Union, Spectrum, and Sporty’s.

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