Chamber gives out its 2012 Diamond Awards
December 6, 2012
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding community members with its 2012 Diamond Awards at a Nov. 14 luncheon held at The Golf Club at Newcastle.
A recipient of a Diamond Award is chosen based on his or her contribution to the community of Newcastle.
This year there were six award categories including business, citizenship, community leadership, customer service, education and employee.
Claudio Guincher accepted an award on behalf of Lake Boren Townhomes, which received the Diamond Award in the business category. The business award is given to a Newcastle business that donates time, energy or resources for community events.
Lee Strom, who coordinates the yearly Newcastle 5K Run/Walk, won in the citizenship category. The citizenship award is presented to an individual whose commitment to the community inspires and motivates others in the Newcastle area.
Angela Wingate, chairwoman of the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, collected the award for community leadership. This award is given to an individual who demonstrates uncommon initiative and caring, setting an example in the community.
Lucie Pezzner, a patient coordinator with Chiropractic Wellness Center, received the community service award. The award is given to an individual, organization or public employee that demonstrates an uncommon commitment and enthusiasm that enriches the community.
Donald Maher, a teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School, accepted the education award, which is given to an individual whose personal interest affects education and development of Newcastle students.
Lastly, Jenna Boerboom, of Apple Physical Therapy, collected the employee award, which is granted to an employee who continually works hard for his or her employer and demonstrates outstanding customer service.