United Way honors supporters during celebration of excellence

March 21, 2019
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Special Metals representatives are presented with the Trendsetter Business of the year award during United Way of the River Cities' annual celebration of excellence, "Generations," on Wednesday at Heritage Farm Museum & Village in Huntington. FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT, GO TO WWW.HERALD-DISPATCH.COM.

HUNTINGTON — On Wednesday, United Way of the River Cities recognized community members who have championed the nonprofit’s mission over the past year during its annual celebration of excellence, “Generations,” at Heritage Farm Museum & Village.

Awardees named were Employer Impact Large Business — Steel of West Virginia; Employer Impact Small Business — Bloss & Dillard; Trendsetter Business — Special Metals; Trailblazer Award — St. Mary’s Medical Center; Comeback Campaign — Ohio University Southern; and Volunteer of the Year — Lenda Burns and Francy Dillon, popcorn ladies at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Board officers and members, as well as United Way of the River Cities’ community ambassadors, were also recognized. Del. Daniel Linville served as the keynote speaker, and St. Mary’s Medical Center sponsored the event.

United Way of the River Cities hosts the celebration of excellence to honor the community members, businesses, partner agencies and more who support its mission to fight for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County, Ohio.