Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Community Guide & Membership Directory

OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 12 The Ottawa Chamber annually presents several community awards to recognize community advocates which go above and beyond the normal call of service The Russel Crites Award: Our community’s most prestigious award, The Russel Crites Award, was created by Lucy Crites to honor her husband. Russ & Lucy were long time business owners in the City of Ottawa. Lucy set forth the guidelines for the award that the recipient must live or work in Franklin Co. and they must have made significant contributions to community growth and/or the quality of life during the most recent one or two years. Community Builder Award: Also a prominent award in the community, this award honors Chamber members who play an active role in community advancement. The Community Builder award recognizes a longstanding business or organization that has taken an active role in presenting a positive image of Ottawa. CHAMBER AWARDS