Virgil Shipley/News Award winners at the Knox County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner include, front row, from left, Michele Engelbach of The Ohio Eastern Star Home, Heart Award; Karen Buchwald Wright of Ariel Foundation, Quality of Life Award; Mark Ramser of Ohio Cumberland Gas, Lifetime Achievement Award; Kelly Brenneman of United Way of Knox County, Paul Slaughter Volunteer of the Year; and Lorraine Davis of Buckeye Stoves, Small Business of the Year; second row, Dr. Bonnie Coe of Central Ohio Technical College, Business of the Year; Deb Kirk of Peoples Bank of Gambier, Judy Klavins Ambassador of the Year; Randy Canterbury of Knox Recycling, Environmental Sustainability Award; Kathy Greenich of Knox County Career Center, Investor in the Future Award; and Cindy Higgs of First-Knox National Bank, Women in Business Award.

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Award winners at the Knox County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner include, front row, from left, Michele Engelbach of The Ohio Eastern Star Home, Heart Award; Karen Buchwald Wright of Ariel Foundation, Quality of Life Award; Mark Ramser of Ohio Cumberland Gas, Lifetime Achievement Award; Kelly Brenneman of United Way of Knox County, Paul Slaughter Volunteer of the Year; and Lorraine Davis of Buckeye Stoves, Small Business of the Year; second row, Dr. Bonnie Coe of Central Ohio Technical College, Business of the Year; Deb Kirk of Peoples Bank of Gambier, Judy Klavins Ambassador of the Year; Randy Canterbury of Knox Recycling, Environmental Sustainability Award; Kathy Greenich of Knox County Career Center, Investor in the Future Award; and Cindy Higgs of First-Knox National Bank, Women in Business Award.
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GAMBIER — Local businessman Mark Ramser was honored Friday evening with the Knox County Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor was the highlight of the 10 annual awards presented at the chamber’s annual meeting and awards ceremony, held again this year in the Kenyon Athletic Center.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College and presented by Dr. Bonnie L. Coe of COTC. Coe listed many of the efforts Ramser has contributed to, including his efforts to bring elements of COTC, Kenyon College and Mount Vernon Nazarene College to downtown Mount Vernon, and finally gave up trying to list everything.

“He leads by example,” she said. “And has enriched many lives.”

“I am very honored to receive this award,” Ramser said, “and to be included in this accomplished list of people who have received the award.”

The award is given each year to an individual whose lifetime achievements are measured by the positive influence they make on others and their contributions to the community.

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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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