The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce named The Sisters of the Precious Blood the 2013 Large Business of the Year at a November 7 banquet at Friendship Village in Trotwood.
The congregation was recognized for more than a century of service on local, national and international levels, in addition to the repurposing of Salem Heights. A chamber committee reviewed nominations for the award as part of the selection process.
“We are looking for an organization that has invested in our community and has stability in the community. We’re also looking for businesses or service organizations that are involved both locally and nationally,” said Marie Battle, the chamber’s executive director. “The Sisters of the Precious Blood certainly met those qualifications.”
The community also received a commendation from Ohio Senate and a Milestone Award from the chamber. State, county and city officials attended the banquet along with representatives from about 40 chamber members.
Sister Helen Weber accepted the awards on behalf of the congregation.
Story by Dave Eck