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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