A great time for networking and taking care of business.
Everyone enjoying happy holiday time with friends.
Thank you, to all our members, volunteers and business associates.
Happy New Year to all!!
The Annual Top 100 Scholastic Award Banquet is held at the Piqua High School. The event honors Piqua students who earn the highest grade point averages at the Upper Valley Career Center, Lehman High School and Piqua High School. Area businesses who are members of the Piqua Chamber of Commerce sponsor this annual program. The students receive a handsome engraved plaque as a permanent reminder of their academic achievement. These students should be commended for their scholastic excellence during their high school years. Congratulations on a job well done! This year’s Top 100 Banquet was held on April 22, 2015.
Students in alphabetical order: Corinne Crawford, Brenden Fries, McKenna Guillozet, Kylie Hays, Joling Hsiang, Kenton Kiser, Madeline Marshall, Dylan Runge, Ellie Ryan, Hannah Went and Lyric Wyan.
Keynote Speaker, Brandon Saine, a 2006 graduate of Piqua High School and outstanding athlete at PHS, The Ohio State University and Green Bay Packers, gave an inspiring story of his life experiences and how they molded him into the man he is today.
The Piqua Chamber could not honor these deserving students without the generosity of our sponsors, especially our lead sponsor, The French Oil Mill Machinery Company. Our appreciation goes out to Dan French and the following top 100 Sponsors: Crayex Corporation, Dick’s Paint & Body Shop Inc., Harmony Systems & Service, Hartzell Propeller Inc., Jackson Tube Service, Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Kiwanis Club of Piqua, Koverman Staley Dickerson Ins., McCulloch Felger Fite & Gutmann, Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Miami Valley Centre Mall, Miami Valley Steel Service, Mullenbrock & Associates, Murray Wells Wendeln & Robinson, Mutual Federal Savings Bank, Jack & Cheryl Neuenschwander, P&R Specialty Inc., Palmer Bolt & Supply Co., Piqua Area United Way, Piqua Battery, Piqua City Schools, Polysource Inc., Yagnesh Raval M.D., Unity National Bank, and Upper Valley Career Center. Thanks again to all our sponsors!
Nancy Luce, Superintendent of UVCC
Denise Stauffer, Principal Lehman
Tony Lyons, Principal of Piqua High School
Rick Hanes, Superintendent of Piqua City Schools
An extra BIG Thank You to Alicia Hare from Piqua City Schools Food Service for preparing and executing this wonderful banquet!
The Annual Dinner is hosted to report on the performance of the company during the previous year, to outline the goals and strategies for the upcoming year, and to induct the of Chairman of the Board.
Lisa feeser, 2015 Chairman of the Board with past Chair Wayde Davis
Additional awards given at the annual dinner include:
Order of George Civic Achievement Award ~ presented annually to honor an individual who exemplifies the best in volunteer and community service.
2015 Order of George Award recipient Mike Gutmann with presenter Tony Wendeln.
Business Person of the Year ~ presented annually to a local business leader who exemplifies leadership qualities, is actively involved in enhancing the community and is involved in the creation of employment opportunities or facility improvements.
2014 Business Person of the Year recipient Doug Hanes with presenter Ed Fry.
The Chamber Achievement Award was established in 1992 to honor outsanding volunteers who have dedicated their time and effort for the betterment of the Chamber of Commerce.
2014 Chamber Achievement Award recipient Peggy Henthorn with presenter R. Scott Miller.