Finalists for the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce awards include, from left, Jeff Fritz, Ace Hardware, and Ashley Etzkorn, Ivy Hutch — Small Business of the Year; Alishia Rieman, Superior Credit Union, and Cindy Metzer, First Federal Bank — Community Involvement Business of the Year; and Alice Curth, Delphos Senior Citizens, Inc., and Jamie Clark, Delphos Running Club — Non-profit/Club of the Year. Representatives for finalists for Economic Impact Business of the Year, Unverferth Manufacturing and D&D Ingredients, were unable to attend. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Finalists for the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce awards include, from left, Jeff Fritz, Ace Hardware, and Ashley Etzkorn, Ivy Hutch — Small Business of the Year; Alishia Rieman, Superior Credit Union, and Cindy Metzer, First Federal Bank — Community Involvement Business of the Year; and Alice Curth, Delphos Senior Citizens, Inc., and Jamie Clark, Delphos Running Club — Non-profit/Club of the Year. Representatives for finalists for Economic Impact Business of the Year, Unverferth Manufacturing and D&D Ingredients, were unable to attend. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
DELPHOS — The Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the second round of Chamber awards.

Nominations were taken in four categories: Non-profit Business/Club of the Year, Community Involvement Business of the Year, Economic Impact Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

Finalists for the Non-profit Business/Club of the Year are Delphos Running Club and Delphos Senior Citizens. Also nominated were: Delphos Optimist Club, Delphos Public Library, Knights of Columbus, SAFY and St. Peter Lutheran Kids Breakfast.

Community Involvement Business of the Year finalists are First Federal Bank and Superior Credit Union. Schrader Realty, Dairy Hut, Downtown Fitness, Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos and Westrich Furniture were also nominated.

Finalists for Economic Impact Business of the Year are D&D Ingredients and Unverferth Manufacturing. Vanamatic was also nominated.

Small Business of the Year finalists are Delphos ACE Hardware and Ivy Hutch. Also nominated were 4K Tire, Cabo’s, Downtown Fitness, Flowers on Fifth, Harter and Schier Funeral Home, K&K Lawn Care & Landscaping, Schrader Realty, UntraSound Special Events Inc., Krendl Machine, Westrich Furniture and Woof Boom Radio - Fun 107.1.

Chamber Executive Co-Directors Maria Diltz and Lindsey Lane and Chamber President Angie Gable presided over the press conference Friday morning.

“Congratulations to all the nominees and the finalists,” they said.

Features on the finalists will be printed in the next four editions of The Delphos Herald beginning with Non-profit Business/Club of the Year finalist on Wednesday.

The business longevity awards will also be distributed at the annual dinner on Feb. 29.

This year’s theme is Delphos Derby. There will be horse races, a Reverse Raffle, items raffle, door prizes and more.

This is the fourth year for the horse races and Chamber Executive Co-director Maria Diltz said the evening has been popular.

“Everyone has enjoyed the excitement of the horse races along with the special contests,” Diltz said.

Many attending will be in their derby finest complete with dramatic hats and fancy dresses as well as snazzy jackets and bow ties for the men.

Horse sponsors are needed. One horse is $25 or three for $60. Sponsors get to name their horse. Contact the Chamber or a board member to sponsor a horse or horses for the night.

Tickets are still available at $55 per person or $420 for a table of 8. Tickets includes dinner, drinks, entertainment and a reverse raffle ticket. To RSVP, contact the chamber.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.

Reverse Raffle ticket are on sale for $20 each, available at the chamber and from chamber board members. Enter for a chance to win $1,500 cash. The Reverse Raffle will be held throughout the night of the event; need not be present to win.

Call 419-695-1771 for more information.