Tipp Chamber Awards Businesses and Citizens at Annual Gala

Troy, OH (December 5, 2012) – The Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Holiday Gala & Auction on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at The Crystal Room with just over 200 in attendance. This is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year providing an opportunity to highlight member businesses and honor award recipients.

For many years, the Chamber has presented the top community business and citizen honors at the Holiday Gala. This year, we are pleased to honor four award recipients that represent excellence in community and business for the Tipp City area. Congratulations to these honorees:

Young Professional of the Year, Katie Wahl

Citizen of the Year, Ruth Safreed

Small Business of the Year, Curves of Tipp City – Brenda Clawson-Flannagan

Business of the Year, Voss Honda – Dick Lange

Additionally, State Representative Richard Adams presented Citizen of the Year recipient, Ruth Safreed, with a commendation for her active participation in the Tipp City community.

New this year, the Tipp City Chamber recognized member businesses that celebrated a milestone anniversary in 2012.  Congratulations to these area businesses that have been in business for many years:
10 years – Kettering Sports Medicine Center and Proforma Vision Marketing

20 years – Duncan Tool, Inc., SpringMeade Health Center and SpringMeade Residence

25 years – City to City Courier, Inc., Gall & Gall Company Inc., Harmony Farm, Precision Strip and Vital Connections, Inc.

30 years – Galbreath Realtors

35 years – J&L Wood Products, Inc.

45 years – Amity Mold Company

60 years – Riverside of Miami County

90 years – Saunders Seed

95 years – American Red Cross

“We are honored to be recognized by the Chamber for reaching the milestone of being in business for 25 years,” stated Liz Keyser, Vice President, Harmony Farm. “Being a part of and supporting this community, while doing what we love, is a joy!”

Along with the award presentations, there were 15 beautifully decorated and displayed Christmas trees on site for the silent auction that were created by Chamber member businesses.

The Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the principal resource for business development in our community. For additional information on the Tipp City Chamber, contact Liz Sonnanstine, Executive Director, at 937.667.8300 or at liz@tippcitychamber.org.


Photo: (L-R) Dick Lange, Voss Honda; Liz Sonnanstine, Tipp City Chamber Executive Director; Katie Wahl, Young Professional of the Year; Ruth Safreed, Citizen of the Year; Brenda Clawson-Flannagan, Curves of Tipp City; Simon Patry, Chairman Tipp City Chamber & attorney, Dysinger & Associates.  Photo by: Sharon Elaine Photography