The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

September 2, 2013

Chamber announces nominees

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for its annual Man, Woman and Business of the Year awards.

Nominated for Man of the Year for 2013 are Jack Crosier and John Horn.

Woman of the Year nominees for 2013 are Diana Janney, Helen Lewis, Marion Tanner, Brenda Taylor, Jennifer Salvatore and Denise Scalph.

Lively Insurance/Realty Company and the Lively Family and the Whipple Company Store and Appalachian Heritage Museum were nominated for Business of the Year.

The winners will be recognized Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Chamber’s annual picnic at the Oak Hill Holiday Lodge. A social hour is scheduled at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and recognition of the winners at 6 p.m.

Cost of the picnic is $30 per person. The deadline to RSVP is Sept. 13.

The votes are due in the Chamber office at 310 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, by this evening.

Following is a brief personal sketch of each nominee as submitted for consideration.

Man of the Year Nominees

Nominees for the Man of the Year are people who live in the Fayette County community who have demonstrated hard work, dedication to the area, volunteer service and/or leadership in our county.

Jack Crosier: I would like to nominate Jack Crosier for always being there when needed and ready to serve the community. Jack always has a smile on his face and a kind word. A life-long resident of Oak Hill, he is a 1972 graduate of Collins High School. For many years he has been the manager of the Lewis Christian Community Center in Oak Hill. He is an asset to the Center and does a fabulous job there.

During the storm of 2012, he operated the center 24 hours a day for many days to shelter and feed hundreds of area residents who were without power, food or water. He remains prepared and opens the doors on a minute’s notice when an emergency occurs.

Jack keeps a busy schedule of events at the center and is always helpful and cordial. He and his wife Carla are members of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church. I feel Jack deserves the title of Fayette County Man of the Year.

John Horn: I would like to nominate John Horn. John has always been community-oriented and ready to lend a hand to any school or civic group. While my daughter was involved in the band, Mr. Horn gave us a discount to the Band Boosters which immensely helped our organization raise funds for the kids. He has always promoted our events and has been very professional.

During last year’s storm, he opened up his store with generators and offered our community some kind of normalcy when we had high temperatures and no power. His team worked so hard in that pizzeria with the ovens going and never complained. The community was so grateful  to know that someone went that far out of their way to prepare their favorite pizza.

John is always willing to stick promotions on his pizza boxes to help promote local and charitable events. He has given job opportunities to a lot of first-time employed teenagers. After two fires, he is now relocated after much hard work and is one of the biggest Domino’s in the chain. John believes in his community and is always willing to help. Thank you for considering his nomination.

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