Annual Awards

The Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards honors outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals who promote growth and prosperity in our community. Over the years, honorees have been celebrated in a number of ways including a banquet, videos and publicity. 

2022 Chamber Awards

Nominations for 2022 Chamber Awards are open through Sept. 16, 2022. Please view our awards nomination packet to review categories and criteria. Nominations can be sent via email, U.S. mail or delivered in-person in Harrison. Instructions and forms are included in the packet.

2022 Greater Harrison Chamber Awards Nominations (Please note the deadline for nominations is extended to Sept. 16, 2022)

Selected nominees and award recipients will be recognized at a reception in January 2023 that will also celebrate the Chamber’s 10th anniversary. To be notified of more details for this event and other opportunities, subscribe to the Chamber’s newsletter. 

2021 Award Winners

Most of the Chamber’s 2021 award recipients were recognized during a special reception Jan. 5, 2022. You can view photos from this event on Facebook.

Greater Harrison Rising Star of the Year: Gennifer Kurtz, Gypsy Wagon Print Co.

Greater Harrison Emerging Business of the Year: O’Reilley Floral & Design

Greater Harrison Innovator of the Year: Liberty Tax (Harrison)

Mary Lou Smith Community Service Award: Gail Chuck

Greater Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Lawrence Kluener, DDS

Greater Harrison Corporate Community Excellence Award: Mattress by Appointment

Greater Harrison Chamber Non-Profit of the Year: Pathways to Home

Greater Harrison Chamber Business of the Year: Gibbons Insurance Agency of American Family

2020 Award Winners 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Chamber did not have an in-person banquet in 2020. However, we were thrilled to recognize the following honorees in video presentations which you can view on Facebook.

Greater Harrison Emerging Business of the Year: Car Country  

Greater Harrison Corporate Community Excellence Award: Gibbons Insurance Agency of American Family

Mary Lou Smith Outstanding Community Service Award: John Hamstra, superintendent, Southwest Local Schools

Greater Harrison Rising Star of the Year: Mark Meibers, athletic director and assistant principal, Harrison High School

Greater Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award: Brenda Leonard, co-owner, Market Street Grille

Greater Harrison Chamber Non-Profit Organization of the Year: LifeSpring Community Christian Church

Greater Harrison Chamber Business of the Year: Market Street Grille

 

2019 Award Winners 

Greater Harrison New Business of the Year: Casey’s Storage Solutions

Greater Harrison Innovator of the Year: AccuDoc Urgent Care 

Greater Harrison Corporate Citizen of the Year: Ahead of the Curve Gifts

Mary Lou Smith Community Service Award: Dan Losekamp 

Greater Harrison Young Professional of the Year Award: Dr. Saniya Johnson 

Greater Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award: Hank Menninger 

The Greater Harrison Chamber Non-Profit Organization of the Year: Reach Out Pregnancy Center 

The Greater Harrison Chamber Business of the Year Award: The Coffee Peddlar 

Greater Harrison Chamber Distinguished Service Award: Jim Kinnett

 

  

2018 Award Winners 

Greater Harrison New Business of the Year: Boley Braces 

Greater Harrison Innovator of the Year: Cincinnati Test Systems 

Greater Harrison Corporate Citizen of the Year: Skyline Chili (Harrison)       

Mary Lou Smith Community Service Award: Jennifer Mohr (FCN Bank)  

Greater Harrison Young Professional of the Year Award: Spencer Ford (Conservative Financial Solutions) 

Greater Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award: Keith Lake (Lake’s Sporting Goods) 

The Greater Harrison Chamber Non-Profit Organization of the Year: Pathways to Home 

The Greater Harrison Chamber Business of the Year Award: JTM Food Group 

Greater Harrison Chamber Distinguished Service Award: Sara Cullin (Signal Tree Creative Communications)

 

2017 Award Winners

 

Greater Harrison New Business of the Year: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 

Greater Harrison Innovator of the Year: Cincinnati Test Systems

Greater Harrison Corporate Citizen of the Year: JTM Food Group

Mary Lou Smith Community Service Award: Mary Lou Smith

Greater Harrison Young Professional of the Year: Joey Madden (Cincinnati Asphalt)

Greater Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award: Walter Schunk (Schunk Excavation & Trucking)

Greater Harrison Chamber Non-Profit Organization of the Year: Celebrate Recovery / Church on Fire Ministries

Greater Harrison Chamber Business of the Year: F&M Mafco

Greater Harrison Chamber Distinguished Service Award: Gary Ellerhorst (Crown Plastics) 

 

2016 Award Winners

 

Greater Harrison Chamber Business of the Year: Hubert Company 

Greater Harrison Chamber Non-Profit Organization of the Year: Pathways to Home 

Greater Harrison Chamber Distinguished Service Award: Sara Cullin (Hubert Company) 

 

2015 Award Winners 

Greater Harrison Chamber Business of the Year: JTM Food Group  

Greater Harrison Chamber Non-Profit Organization of the Year: City of Refuge 

Greater Harrison Chamber Distinguished Service Award: Doris Gibbons (Gibbons Insurance Agency of American Family)