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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