Veteran Adams County Commissioner Edwin E. Coil has been named the 2011 recipient of the Stephen Decatur Award.
The Chamber of Commerce also announced that the First Bank of Berne will receive its Large Business Award for this year and the Small Business Award will go to Custom Car Care.
The Decatur Award, first given in 1988, recognizes exemplary contribution toward the welfare and well-being of the community, Chamber Director Wes Kuntzman said. The award considers civic activities and actions that provide for the greater good of the community.
The business awards are given each year to businesses that have shown outstanding commitment to the community, Kuntzman added.
Also, it was announced that in recognition of his 41-year “one man” effort to keep Decatur and Adams County clean, a special Environmental Service Award will be presented to Eric Mann, retired Decatur Daily Democrat reporter.
“We appreciate these individuals and businesses that contribute so much to making Decatur a great place to live and work,” said Kuntzman, “I want to personally thank each business and individual for their contribution to our community.”
The awards will be presented at the Chamber 's annual dinner scheduled on Thursday, February 2, at the Knights of Columbus hall. Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling the Chamber: 724-2604.