SIDNEY — For 25 consecutive years the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has annually presented its Zenith Award to an individual who has dedicated 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 and Mick Given. 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 2015 award. Nominations should be submitted to the Chamber offices not later than Sept. 4, 2015. A formal Zenith Award Nomination form can be acquired by contacting Jeff Raible, president, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 937-492-9122 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of the form can also be found on the Chamber web site at http://www.sidneyshelbychamber.com/zenith-nominating-committee.html.
The 2015 Zenith Award recipient will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Membership dinner in February 2016.