BUCYRUS — The Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce invites members to come together for a night of celebration to honor influential businesses, organizations, and people in Crawford County.  

During the annual dinner, attendees will hear from business leaders and Chamber representatives, have the chance to connect with others in Crawford County, and recognize award winners across various categories.  

This year’s Annual Awards Finalists include Citizen of the Year finalists Kaye Pifer, Mary Lee Minor, and Jessie Furner; Ohio Health’s Volunteer of the Year finalists Doug Foght, Nate Harvey, and Jim Rinker; ARK Realty’s Entrepreneur of the Year finalists James Patrick, Tim Wagner, and Katie Butler; North Central Ohio Media Group’s Young Professional of the Year finalists Connor Teters, Emma Crawford, and Brenton Potter; Organization of the Year finalists Avita Health System, Bucyrus Backpack Program, and Bucyrus Bicentennial Committee; Business of the Year finalists Norton’s Flowers, Mizick Miller & Company, and the Pickwick Place.  

“Bucyrus is unlike any other city in the world because of the strong connection businesses make with each other and the community,” said Averee Richardson, Executive Director of the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to honor those businesses, organizations, and members of the community who are leading the way with respect to bridging community with local business.” 

Nominations were collected from Crawford County residents beginning in August and ending on Oct. 1. These nominations were whittled down to three finalists in each category by a committee of volunteers. Award winners were also selected by the committee. Winners will be announced during the dinner.  

Dinner is catered by Katering Kountry Style and will consist of the option between stuffed chicken breast and baked steak served with green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, side salad, and rolls.  

The Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce is working alongside the Bucyrus Backpack Program to provide meals on weekends during the school year to Crawford County students who otherwise might not have enough food.  

The organizations are hosting the “Chili Round Up” in hopes that they will receive several items for students and their families to have a warm meal during the colder months, including canned chili, canned beans, and packs or boxes of crackers. Items will be collected at the 2022 Annual Bucyrus Area Chamber Dinner on Nov. 10 and distributed to students through the Bucyrus Backpack Program. 

Businesses who purchase a full table have the option to enter the table decorating contest for a chance to win in one of the three decorating categories: Overall Aesthetic, Made in Bucyrus, and Mayor’s Choice. Prizes are awarded during the event. 

The 97th Annual Bucyrus Area Chamber Dinner is from 5:30-8 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Loft at Pickwick Place. This year’s theme is Boots & Brews. Doors open at 5 p.m., and registration will remain open until noon on Nov. 9. To learn more about the event or to register for a table, visit https://bucyrusohio.com/2022-annual-bucyrus-area-chamber-dinner/ 


Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce 

Founded in 1997, the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce promotes, supports, and enhances the economic climate in Bucyrus and fosters positive connections among members of the local business community.