GAMBIER — Vickie Sant wasn’t expecting to receive the Knox County Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award, so it can be expected that she didn’t know what to say.

“I’m speechless, and everyone who knows me knows that’s unusual,” Sant said. “Everyone at the bank hid this very well.”

It was the second time Sant was on stage at the chamber’s annual awards dinner and meeting Friday night, having presented the Business of the Year Award to Ver-Mac Industries. The dinner was held at the Kenyon Athletic Center.

Sant is president of First-Knox National Bank and has been with them 42 years. Sant previously received the chamber’s 2010 Women in Business Award and 2015 Paul Slaughter Volunteer of the Year Award.

Introducing Sant, Central Ohio Technical College President Dr. Bonnie Coe said that Sant’s “values have been instilled in the many colleagues and friends she has known” in her four decades with the bank.

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  • Joshua Morrison/News Award winners at the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony and General Meeting are, front row, from left, Matt Starr of Kokosing River Productions, Small Business of the Year Award; Cheri Butcher of First-Knox National Bank, the Paul Slaughter Volunteer of the Year Award; Vickie Sant, First-Knox National Bank, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award; Mark Kohlman with Kenyon College, Heart Award; and Jeffry Harris, Area Development Foundation, received the Quality of Life Award; and back row, Tammy Coakley, Judy Klavins Ambassador of the Year; Mitch Durbin of Ver-Mac Industries, Business of the Year; Kathy Greenich of the Knox County Career Center, Women in Business Leadership Award; Ashley Didinger of KSAAT (Knox Substance Abuse Action Team), Investor in the Future Award; and Michael Percy of the Foundation Park Conservancy, Environmental Sustainability Award.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Award winners at the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony and General Meeting are, front row, from left, Matt Starr of Kokosing River Productions, Small Business of the Year Award; Cheri Butcher of First-Knox National Bank, the Paul Slaughter Volunteer of the Year Award; Vickie Sant, First-Knox National Bank, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award; Mark Kohlman with Kenyon College, Heart Award; and Jeffry Harris, Area Development Foundation, received the Quality of Life Award; and back row, Tammy Coakley, Judy Klavins Ambassador of the Year; Mitch Durbin of Ver-Mac Industries, Business of the Year; Kathy Greenich of the Knox County Career Center, Women in Business Leadership Award; Ashley Didinger of KSAAT (Knox Substance Abuse Action Team), Investor in the Future Award; and Michael Percy of the Foundation Park Conservancy, Environmental Sustainability Award.
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