Press release from the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The Annual Dinner of the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce is set for Thursday, Nov. 10 at Receptions at Dearborn Country Club.
The Chamber invites members and others in the community to be on hand to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and join in saluting this year’s honorees:
• Business of the Year – Acapulco’s Mexican Restaurant. Adolpho Lopez and his partner opened the Lawrenceburg location in 2003. Since that time, Acapulco has become a staple of local cuisine and continues to grow. Acapulco now has Indiana locations in Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Rising Sun and Batesville.
• Businessperson of the Year – Celeste Calvitto, The Beacon, Bright. Celeste bought The Beacon in 2009. At that time it was a community publication mailed to about 5,000 households in a small part of Dearborn County. Under her ownership, The Beacon is now a full-color, broadsheet newspaper that is distributed to nearly 15,000 households in parts of four Indiana counties and the neighboring state of Ohio.
• Chairman’s Award – Peter Resnick, Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg. During his tenure, DCH completed numerous construction projects including a new patient tower in 2008. It expanded its outreach programs by opening an outpatient diagnostic center in Harrison, Ohio, and by initiating or expanding existing physician and clinical services in Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Hidden Valley, Bright and Harrison. Peter Resnick, will retire effective May 2012 after heading up the regional hospital since 1993.
• Special Honorary – Mayor Bill Cunningham, City of Lawrenceburg. In Mr. Cunningham’s eight years as Mayor he has become a steadying force. His oversight of the City of Lawrenceburg and the Lawrenceburg Regional Grants program has had a tremendous positive effect on the City of Lawrenceburg and Dearborn County.
“We like to call the Annual Dinner the business social event of the year,” said Chamber President Mike Rozow. “It’s an opportunity to pause in a relaxing environment and reflect on some of the positives of the past year and to salute the accomplishments of some very deserving people and organizations.”
The evening will begin with a reception starting at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:15 p.m. and the program and awards ceremonies follow. A silent auction will continue throughout the evening. Chamber members wanting to get exposure for their businesses may donate an auction item.
Lawrenceburg Chevrolet is the presenting sponsor of this year’s dinner. Cost to attend the dinner is $50 per person. To make reservations, call the Chamber (812/537-0814) or email events@DearbornCountyChamber.org.