BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual awards and elimination fundraiser nearly on Thursday afternoon.
Yearly, the B-U Chamber members host a celebration to current awards in 5 noteworthy classes. This yr’s awards have been hosted nearly with shock visits to the winners recorded upfront “Writer’s Clearing Home fashion.” The winners for every class are as follows:
Upshur County Residents of the Yr was a mixed award introduced in recognition of all native healthcare and emergency providers personnel.
Upshur County Group of the Yr was awarded to the Upshur-Buckhannon Well being Division.
Upshur County Enterprise of the Yr was awarded to the Upshur County Growth Authority.
Upshur County Enterprise Lady of the Yr was awarded to Teresa Lipps.
Upshur County Enterprise Man of the Yr was awarded to Shane Whitehair.
Additionally falling underneath the class of Residents of the Yr, the Upshur-Buckhannon Well being Division was acknowledged because the Group of the Yr for serving to to ease the transition from regular life to pandemic restrictions greater than most, and offering continuous well being updates to the neighborhood. As a mixed municipal/county well being division, the Board of Well being appointed by native authorities our bodies is liable for overseeing their operations.
Though this previous yr and a half has been exceptionally tough, the Chamber acknowledged that many residents have additionally seen the perfect of humanity. “Neighbors reached out to neighbors, companies supported companies, communities clung collectively to assist their very own, giant firms shared their wealth, and healthcare staff throughout the nation have lastly obtained the popularity and appreciation they’ve lengthy deserved,” the presenter said.
Their seemingly countless obligations are continuously met with little appreciation, so the B-U Chamber of Commerce did their half to assist change that. “The workers have labored persistently, 7 days per week, inserting the security of our neighborhood forward of non-public time spent with members of the family, and for that, we are going to endlessly be grateful,” the Chamber expressed.
The Enterprise of the Yr awardee has been working laborious to drive the industrial and industrial growth of Upshur County for the previous 36 years. Upshur County Growth Authority was reportedly born out of the Chamber of Commerce in 1985. The UCDA abroad the Upshur County Industrial Park, which reportedly supplies large alternatives for enterprise growth inside the area. UCDA has been acknowledged all through the state and southeastern area for his or her new 25,000 sq. ft IDEA Innovation Heart—the brainchild of its former Government Director Robert Hinton.
The Chamber said, “Whether or not somebody must collaborate with entrepreneurs, construct a prototype, be taught to jot down code, discover an workplace of their flex workplace house, or seek the advice of with a enterprise coach, the Innovation Heart is a one-stop store for small enterprise wants.” Most lately, the UCDA helped to carry two companies to Upshur County that may give attention to the hemp business—a giant win for the world that’s anticipated to carry a major variety of jobs.
Rising up in in West Virginia has given the title of Businesswoman of the Yr an entire new which means for Teresa Lipps. “Specializing in conventional meals of our Southern Appalachian area, she grew to become generally known as the ‘go to’ specialist of yeast rolls, salt rising and sourdough breads, in addition to her acclaimed pepperoni rolls,” the Chamber acknowledged. Lipps and her longtime enterprise companion reportedly joined forces to spend the following 30 years perfecting recipes and accumulating followers at many venues whereas creating their very own restaurant and catering enterprise.
The presenter added, “Whereas the final yr and a half have been laborious for therefore many, it was particularly tough for Lipps, as she was dealt a devastating blow of the surprising lack of her husband, Dwaine. After working all their lives, the couple deliberate on retiring within the subsequent couple of years and spending time along with their kids and grandchildren. Though Dwaine is not along with her, Lipps has determined to proceed along with her plan of retirement and can benefit from the time that she has along with her household.”
The Enterprise Man of the Yr, Shane Whitehair was born and raised in Buckhannon. “Professionally, Whitehair is a silent, however integral chief in the neighborhood. He serves because the Government Director of a corporation devoted to enhancing the standard of life for the residents of Central West Virginia by selling the social, financial, instructional, environmental, and basic welfare of the area,” the Chamber acknowledged. “He’s really an unsung hero in our neighborhood, as a result of a lot of what he does to enhance our area isn’t simply seen by most people, however those that work with him have the utmost respect for his laborious work and dedication to creating this, and lots of communities, higher locations to stay.”
As a member of the Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce, The Report Delta joins in congratulating these exemplary members of the neighborhood for his or her dedication and dedication to creating Upshur County a greater place for all.