HomeLocal NewsGump Awarded Rupp Leadership Award; Other Chamber Awards AnnouncedGump Awarded Rupp Leadership Award; Other Chamber Awards AnnouncedWed, October 11, 2023 by April KingSHARE NOW The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will present its annual awards to community members and local organizations at the Stars in Business Night of Recognition on Wednesday, November 1.Award nominations are solicited from the Chamber membership and the 2023 award winners were selected by the Chamber Executive Committee.The Emerging Business Award is presented to an independently owned and operated Logan County business with an operational history between 18 months and 4 years that exemplifies a unique business idea, marketing approach, and/or management style that has contributed to its growth and success. The 2023 Emerging Business Award will be presented to Royce Industries.The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant investment in and impact on economic development in Logan County. The 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be given to Jeremy Hankins, owner of Bell Hankins Realty Group.The Integrity in Business Award is given to a business that provides a quality product or service, operates with the highest level of honesty, and has earned the trust of the Logan County community. The 2023 Integrity in Business Award will be presented to Link Construction Group.The 2023 Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award is given to an agency that shows dedication to improving lives and strengthening our community through the use of volunteers and local resources to demonstrate the generosity found throughout Logan County. This year’s Nonprofit of the Year Award will be given to Bellefontaine Grace Church.The Small Business of the Year Award is presented to an established Logan County business that has demonstrated growth, profitability, and civic involvement. This year’s Small Business of the Year Award will be given to Sunlight Windows & Exteriors.The Young Professional of the Year Award is given to an individual between the ages of 20 and 40 who has devoted significant time to improving the quality of life of others through community service and is actively developing leadership skills in themselves and others. The 2023 Young Professional of the Year Award will be given to Bethany Watts of Richwood Bank.The Logan County Visitors Bureau awards the Max Evans Tourism Award annually to the person who exhibits hospitality to visitors to our community and for working to promote Logan County attractions. The 2023 Max Evans Tourism Award winner is Jim Reed.The annual Richard J. Rupp Leadership Award is presented to the person who has made a significant impact in Logan County with their outstanding leadership skills. This person will be recognized for their commitment, vision, and dedication to the community. The 2023 Richard J. Rupp Leadership Award will be presented to Tammy Gump.The Chamber Stars in Business Night of Recognition will be held on Wednesday, November 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Holland Theatre.A social half-hour will begin at 5 p.m.Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased from the Chamber by calling (937) 599-5121 or visiting the Community Calendar HERE.