Lima, OH (WIMA) - On Wednesday night at the UNOH Event Center- the Lima-Allen County Chamber of Commerce held their 12th Annual Awards Gala.

Puttin on the Ritz recognized area businesses and leaders for outstanding accomplishments..

Director of Programs at the Chamber- Adah Ellerbrock- explained that local businesses are going to continue to grow- to bring families in- bring people into the community- and make Lima-Allen County a great place to work- play and grow..

The night’s award winners included:

Athena Award- Karen Grothouse

Emerging Business of the Year- Crankers Cycling

Non Profit of the Year- Lima/Allen Council on Community Affairs

Woman Owned Business of the Year- Cowan Realtors

Young Leader of the Year- Kurt Neeper