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  • Business Person of the Year

    Celebrating Commitment to the Dublin Community

    The Business Person of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who has positively contributed to the betterment of Dublin’s business community. The recipient demonstrates superior leadership and service to Dublin and helps make this community a better place to live and work. Nominees are not required to be a member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, but must work or live in the Dublin area. Current Chamber board members are not eligible.

    The Business Person of the Year participates in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Chamber’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This award is a noble way to recognize business leaders who give back to better the Dublin community.

    Now accepting nominations for 2023 Business Person of the Year!
     

    Past Business Person of the Year Award winners include:

    1984 - Chi Weber, Ohio Federal (now Heartland Bank)
    1985 - Larry Eberhart, Kinetics Noise Control
    1986 - David P. Amorose, Buckeye Landscaping
    1987 - William Quelette, Optometrist
    1988 - Frank Vitulla, The Kroger Company
    1989 - Margaret & Greg Butler, Dublin Cleaners
    1990 - Charles Headlee, Headlee Office Supply
    1991 - Vern Metz, Columbus Zoo
    1992 - Bill Fearon, Kinetics Noise Control
    1993 - Dan Sutphen, Sutphen Corporation
    1994 - Joseph Welsh, Ashland Chemical
    1995 - Frankie Foster, Lenslife Photography
    1996 - Jack Chaisson, Chaisson Financial Planning
    1997 - Sam Smiley, Smiley Dental Group
    1998 - Dave King, Horne & King Architects
    1999 - Larry Clark, Made From Scratch
    2000 - Gene Belew, Romanoff Electric
    2001 - Denny Lynch, The Wendy's Company
    2002 - Rick Schwieterman, OCLC, Inc.
    2003 - Tim & Carolyn Tanner, Dublin Dairy Queen
    2004 - Bob Monica, The Wine Shop
    2005 - Cap Clegg, Columbus Financial Concepts
    2006 - Chris Close, KW Consultants Realty - The Close Connection
    2007 - Jim Clark, Duke Realty 
    2008 - Pat Baker, Party Panache
    2009 - Tim Picciano, Dublin Village Tavern
    2010 - Richard Taylor, Taylor Architects
    2011 - Bill Jacob, Bottom Line CPA, LLC
    2012 - Jay Jordan, OCLC, Inc.
    2013 - Scott White, IGS Energy
    2014 - Yoshihiro Hidaka, Hidaka USA
    2015 - Al & Anne Gleine, Ha'Penny Bridge Imports of Ireland
    2016 - Roderick J. McDavis, Ph.D, Ohio University
    2017 - Doug Austin, IGS Energy
    2018 - Asch and Kate Mikhail, Sunny Street Cafe - Hospital Dr.
    2019 - Lisa Armitage, Goldfish Swim School
    2020 - Joelle Brock, Leading EDJE, LLC
    2021 - David Guion, Dublin Arts Council
    2022 - Greg Guy, Air Force One, Inc.

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