VAN WERT — Join the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce when it celebrates and honors outstanding small businesses at its Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15 at noon at Willow Bend Country Club. Luncheon registration closes Monday, Nov. 12 and the community is invited to attend as the Chamber will recognize outstanding businesses in a diverse range of seven categories of small businesses built on an independent entrepreneurial spirit. Each nominated business plays a vital role in the Van Wert community and economy.

Introducing the finalists for the 2018 Salute to Small Business Awards:

Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Shine Premium Auto Detailing

Chet Straley

National Door and Trim

Charitable Non-Profit

Main Street Van Wert

Portal 2.20 Teen Center


Service Industry Showcase

Keister and Baker Law Offices

Koch Law Office

Tisha Fast State Farm

Retail Excellence

TAG/Slusher Jewelry

Curvy Closet

Elite Interiors

Palate Pleaser

Brewed Expressions

133 Bistro

Truly Divine

Community Champion

Lee Kinstle GM Sales and Service

Andy Cjazkowski

The Marsh Foundation

Enterprise Recognition (recognition only as this category honors those businesses in their first year of operation)

Adriel, Inc

AFLAC- Benji Wise

Eastside Auto Repair & Sales

Eric Hurless, Edward Jones

Jeremy Hinton, State Farm

Just For You Flowers

Law Office of Dawn K. Kennedy

Midwest Sportswear

Pinnacle Treatment Center

Sisters Embroidery & More Spherion

Stephanie Ann’s Boutique

Stonekote Epoxy Werks

Tech Solutions

Van Wert Physical Therapy

The chamber thanks Citizens National Bank and Schultz Huber and Associates for their support and sponsorship of the Luncheon and the Awards Program. Register for the Salute to Small Business Luncheon by contacting the Chamber at 419-238-4390, or register online at The Luncheon price is $20 per attendee or $150 for a table for eight which includes lunch and beverages.