Grindstone Award Recipients
Honoring Outstanding Contributions from Outstanding Citizens of Berea
Since 1967, the Berea Chamber of Commerce has presented the Grindstone Award to outstanding citizens who have contributed their time and effort through volunteer service to make Berea a better place to live. The winner is chosen based on nominations received from members of the community each year.
In 2016, the Berea Chamber of Commerce expanded the awards program to also include the Courtesy and Rising Star Awards. The Courtesy Award acknowledges employees from businesses in the city of Berea who have gone above and beyond in their line of work to serve their customers and the general public through the Courtesy Award. Courtesy Award recipients are selected based on nominations from members of the community who have been positively impacted by the nominee, including employers, supervisors, coworkers, customers, students, or the general public. The Rising Star Award recognizes a new business that has already made a strong and positive impact on the community. The recipient is selected by the Berea Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees.
The Grindstone, Courtesy and Rising Star Award winners are honored at an awards banquet which takes place each year.
Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, however the deadline to submit a nomination for 2023 consideration is June 30, 2023.
Learn more about the criteria and submit a nomination by clicking on the button below.
Photo caption: 2021 Grindstone Award recipient, Dave Pusti, with previous year Grindstone Award winners.
Congratulations to the 2021 Grindstone Award Recipient
Congratulations to the 2021 Rising Star Award recipient
Roy Jenkins - Berea Fine Arts Club
Congratulations to the 2021 Legacy Award recipient
Dr. Robert Helmer - Baldwin Wallace University
Congratulations to the 2021 Courtesy Award recipients
Angela Brooks - Mootown Creamery
Jim Bycznski - Berea-Midpark High School
Nick Doehr - Brookview Elementary School
Kristen Johnson - Grindstone Elementary School
Cindy Millen - Grindstone Elementary School
Everett Phillips - City of Berea Service Department
Junior Rosado - Northwestern Healthcare Center
Leah Segedi - U.S. Bank
Photo Caption: 2021 Courtesy & Rising Star Award recipients
Photo Caption: 2021 Grindstone Award recipient, Dave Pusti, with Berea Chamber board members.
Click the photo to view the biography of past recipients.
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