Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Hosts “Celebrating Great People”

April 23, 2012 by  

This year’s annual Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony was titled “Celebrating Great People.” The event, held by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, took place on the evening of Thursday, April 12 at the Shaker Run Golf Club.

Amongst the various award recipients was John Zimkus, who was honored with Lebanon’s Citizen of the Year Award. As Lebanon’s very own historian, Zimkus, served as an instructor at the Lebanon schools for three decades and is currently the director of education and historian for the Warren County Historical Society. Additionally, Mr. Zimkus serves as the historian for Ohio’s oldest hotel, the Golden Lamb.

Vincent “Bucky” Fullan, last year’s Citizen of the Year, introduced Zimkus with praise and honor:

“The neat thing about Johnny is he has a smile for everybody,

“Whenever you see him he brings a happy time to you, you feel good and he takes care of Lebanon’s memories and keeps them alive.”

In true fashion, Zimkus proceeded to take the stage and provide the packed dining room with a series of history lessons.

Local and community events such as the Lebanon annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony generally require the printing services of local print companies for things like banner printing, flyer printing and programs to succesfully promote themselves and reach a wider audience.

Other outstanding citizens awarded at Thursday evening’s event included the following:

President’s Award—The Area Progress Council
Professional Business Award—Appro-Rx
Industrial Business of the Year—Mane Flavor & Fragrance
Service Business of the Year—Pines Pet Cemetery
Retail Business of the Year—Bill DeLord Cadillac, Buick, GMC
Community Service Award—Jim Bliss