SIDNEEY — For 30 consecutive years the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce annually presents their Zenith Award to an individual who has dedicated themselves to a lifetime of community service to Shelby County. The award originated in 1990 and has been presented to such distinguished volunteers as William McMillen, Don Fogt, Don Bensman, Harry Faulkner, Robert Zielsdorf, Robert Burns, John Garmhausen, Patrick Milligan, Herb Schlater, Ralph Bornhorst, Rich Wallace, Ralph Keister, Mike Puckett, Tom Francis, Bruce Boyd, Bob Sargeant, Sandy Shoemaker, Ken Schlater, Doug Stewart, Lisa Alvetro, Roger Lentz, Priscilla Wilt, Ed Borchers, Tom Boecker, Mick Given, John Dunlap, Doug Barhorst, Tom Middleton, Cindy Helman and Tom Milligan.
“Due to the pandemic, we were unable to recognize our 2020 honoree, but will do so at this year’s annual membership dinner scheduled for Aug. 24,” said President Jeff Raible.
The criteria for nomination includes, but is not limited to, activity in service groups, leadership efforts, philanthropy, community causes championed, civic participation, and overall volunteer commitment.
The chamber is now accepting nominations for the 2021 award. Please submit your nomination to the chamber offices not later than Sept. 1, 2021. A formal Zenith Award Nomination form can be acquired by contacting Raible, president, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 937-492-9122 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from the chamber website at www.sidneyshelbychamber.com/zenith-award.html.
The 2021 Zenith Award recipient will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Membership dinner in February 2022.