Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

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 and 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 County and 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 who has taken an active role in presenting a positive image of Ottawa. 16 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHAMBER AWARDS