Date(s) - January 26, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2022 Annual Awards and Dinner Meeting, where we will celebrate the achievements of our members and establish a new board to guide the Chamber through 2023.

Chamber and community members are invited to convene at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center on Thursday, January 26, 2023, for an evening of networking, community building, and celebrating the winners of the following Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award: Leslie Schaller
  • Holzaepfel Economic Growth Award: Stuart’s Opera House
  • Jon Sparhawk Small Business Award: Shriver’s Pharmacy & Wellness
  • Young Professional of the Year: Mollie Fitzgerald
  • Community Support Award: Southern Ohio Copperheads
  • Best New Business: 740 Audio


Award details

We are so excited to announce that this event is officially SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees – we can’t wait to celebrate with you all!

Moments from the 2022 Annual Awards and Dinner Meeting

2022 Chamber Award Winners, left to right: Tim Peacock and Melissa Wales of Stuart’s Opera House (Holzaepfel Economic Impact); Mollie Fitzgerald (Young Professional of the Year); TJ Hooper of 740 Audio (Best New Business); Melissa Bailes-Jewell (Ambassador of the Year); Ben Holter of Shrivers Pharmacy and Wellness (Jon Sparhawk Small Business of the Year); Leslie Schaller (Distinguished Service); Bill L’Heureux and Annie Valeant of The Southern Ohio Copperheads (Community Support).

And here are some awesome centerpieces that our members created for lucky attendees to take home!


Thank you to our Sponsors!





Holzer Health System

Holzer Health System


The Laurels of Athens







740 Audio

Athens Eye Care

AOMC (Appalachian Ohio Manufacturers’ Coalition)

A-Roc Entertainment

Athens County Cares Project

Athens County Commissioners

Atomic Credit Union

Career Connections

Mathews Insurance

Shawna Stump Insurance



Table Centerpiece

Thank you to the businesses who have already volunteered to provide a centerpiece!

  • AirClaws
  • Athens Central Hotel
  • Athens County Cares Project
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Kindred Market
  • L’Heureux Properties
  • OhioHealth O’Bleness
  • Ohio University Athletics
  • Ohio University Inn & Conference Center
  • OUCU Financial
  • Shawna Stump – State Farm Insurance
  • We Welcome