Monday, February 18, 2002

Model citizen, business sought

Mason nominations due Friday

By Earnest Winston
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MASON — The Mason Landen Kings Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and the Honorary Lifetime Membership award.

        Nominations are due Friday, and the winners will be announced at the chamber's annual dinner March 14 at the Manor House Banquet and Conference Center.

        The winners will be selected by five or six-member committees of chamber members. Lee Leist will present the Citizen of the Year, an award she won in 1999, and business owner T.C. Sferra will present the top business award, which she won in 2000.

        Doug McNeill, president and chief executive officer of Middletown Regional Hospital, will be the keynote speaker.

        Mr. McNeill will discuss the hospital's desire to build a facility in Warren County, accompanied by educational and research partners. Thus far, a dozen companies have been lined up for the Greentree health & technology center project.

        “He is also an avid advocate for regional cooperation. He's got a message that a lot of people need to hear,” chamber president John Harris said.

        Entertainment will include fashion shows by Gentry Men's Clothing and Casual Corner. Members are being recruited as models.

       Tickets for dinner are $40 per person or $280 for a corporate table of eight. Reservations must be made by March 8. Make checks payable to MLK Chamber of Commerce, 316 W. Main St., Mason 45040. Information: 336-0125.


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