Voting for Inspirational Person of the Year begins Monday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Mahoning Valley residents can vote for the 2022 Inspirational Person of the Year.

The honor, sponsored by the Spanning the Need podcast and The Holly Ritchie Team real estate agency, recognizes individuals who provide inspiration through volunteer work, business or random acts of kindness in the workplace, at home, in the classroom, in sports or in their communities.

“This is our way of giving back to the community and recognize the individuals and or groups that normally don’t get recognized for the things they do in the community,” Anthony Spano of Spanning the Need said.

The Inspirational Person of the Year will be chosen from this year’s Person of the Week winners. Information about the nominees can be found here. You can vote here until 5 p.m. Dec. 15, and the winner will be announced live at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 on the sponsors’ YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages. The winner will receive $250, and an additional $250 will be given to a charity of his or her choice.

“It is important that we show recognition to those who give back to the community,” Holly Ritchie said.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.