Columbiana Chamber Sets Awards Banquet for March 2

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 66th Annual Awards Banquet March 2 at the Dutch Village Inn Banquet Center here.

Nominations are open for the awards that honor individuals, groups and businesses who have made a positive difference in the Columbiana County, demonstrated excellence in their field and contributed to the betterment of the area.

Criteria and nomination forms can be found at the chamber offices, 333 N. Main St. and at

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 25. Reservations for the banquet can be made by calling the chamber office at 330 482 3822.

The guest speaker will be Karen Vadino, a motivational speaker, humorist, trainer and consultant.

In her 30-plus years as a human service professional, most of Vadino’s experience has been in the field of chemical dependency, both as a licensed clinician and as a certified prevention specialist. She has experience working with children and families, having served as a clinician and supervisor in children’s services group homes and a children’s psychiatric hospital.

Vadino has taught courses in social work, sociology, juvenile justice and human development at Youngstown State University, Penn State University and Westminster College.

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