Deadline nears for annual recognition dinner

TROY — The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual recognition dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19. The evening will honor the 2015 Distinguished Citizen, 2015 Outstanding Educator, and the 2015 Leadership Troy class.

The awards have been given annually since 1968.

The Distinguished Citizen Award honors an individual living and/or working in the Troy area, who has distinguished themselves by making an outstanding contribution in business and/or in their personal lives that has benefited the Troy community. The 2015 Distinguished Citizen is Robert J. Shook.

The Outstanding Educator award recognizes someone who is an excellent representative of the teaching profession, makes the learning of meaningful skills a positive experience, relates professionally with students, parents, community members, and demonstrates a wide variety of effective teaching skills. Katherine McIntosh has been named the 2015 award winner.

The Leadership Troy program, started in 1984, is a personal and professional development program. The annual program will graduate 21 participants in 2015. The over-reaching goal of Leadership Troy is to encourage, educate and stimulate individuals to become familiar with and interested and engaged in all aspects of life in Troy and Miami County.

The evening will begin with a social hour and cash bar at 6 p.m. The dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the awards presentations to follow. The event will be held at the Crystal Room.

Reservations can be made by called the Troy Area Chamber at (937) 339-8769 or online at / events. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservations can be made through 5 p.m. Nov. 12.