Chamber of Commerce presents two community improvement awards

| November 9, 2017

Bob Pell of the Coshocton Foundation was presented with a proclamation of being in the community for 50 years at the chamber luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Miss Jennifer’s Dance Studio received a community improvement award at the chamber luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9. Pictured from left are: Bill Owens, who presented the award, Jennifer Nelson, owner, and Skylar Hasseman, employee.

Hasseman Brewing received one of two community improvement awards at the chamber luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9. From left are: Bill Owens, who presented the award, Kirby Hasseman, owner, and Robbie Kehl, brewer.

COSHOCTON – Hasseman Brewing and Miss Jennifer’s Dance Studio received the community improvement award at the quarterly chamber luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9. The awards were presented by Bill Owen.

“One of the things I always say about Coshocton County is that people are always willing to support or celebrate those who are willing to invest in the community,” said Kirby Hasseman, owner of Hasseman Brewery. “Today is a great example of that. We’re excited to keep learning and evolving and make better beer.”

Miss Jennifer’s Dance Studio has been in business for almost 20 years and has been located beside of Rural King in Coshocton for about a year.

Amy Stockdale, executive director of the chamber, welcomed everyone to the luncheon, which was catered by Schumaker Farms at the M Event Centre. She announced that she, Tiffani Swigert, and Sherri Gibson started a campaign called Manufacturing Matters and that throughout the whole month of October, the three highlighted manufactures through social media.

“The great thing was, employees started sharing that information as well,” said Stockdale. “They’re showing pride in their place of employment and pride in their community. It was just wonderful.”

The initiative culminated with a manufacturing camp on Oct. 31 where high school juniors and seniors met at COTC for interactive activities and then toured AK Steel and McWane Ductile.

“The employees at these locations were sharing with our youth how they started out,” said Stockdale. “There are jobs in Coshocton County and there are great jobs in Coshocton County. It’s been a real win-win for us.”

She also talked about the Show Love, Shop Local initiative for the month of November to highlight local businesses. Stockdale said that when you shop local, $0.70 of every dollar you spend stays in the county whereas only $0.30 stays in county at big box stores.

Stockdale also announced that the Health, Safety, and Wellness Expo has been moved next year to February at Coshocton Elementary.

A proclamation was read celebrating Coshocton Foundation’s 50th anniversary in Coshocton.

“We have five areas of concentration,” said Bob Pell, director of the Coshocton Foundation. “We’ve been involved with everything from the artPARK to Lake Park and everything in between. Anything that you can imagine that has been going on in the community these last 50 years, we’ve probably been a part of. We’re really glad that Adolph Golden took the initiative to do this in his community.”

The Coshocton Foundation is in the midst of its annual campaign. Make a contribution to the foundation on their website, www.coshoctonfoundation.org, call 740-622-0010 or stop by their office at 220 S. Fourth St., Coshocton.

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    I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.