From left, Trotwood Mayor Joyce S. Cameron, left, presents the Trotwood Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year Award to Sister Helen Weber on behalf the community; middle, the chamber award; bottom, Sister Brendan Jordan; contributed photos
♦ The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce named the Sisters of the Precious Blood the 2013 Large Business of the Year during a November 7 banquet at Friendship Village in Clayton.
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 received recognition from the Ohio Senate, the Ohio House of Representatives, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, U.S. Rep. Michael Turner and the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, 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.
♦ Mullen High School in Denver, Colo., recently established the Sister Brendan Jordan Scholarship Program in honor of Precious Blood Sister Brendan, an academic advisor at the school.
In creating the scholarship in Sister Brendan’s honor, the school noted her devotion to education as both an administrator and faculty member. Sister Brendan is the founder of the school’s De La Salle program and has played a major role in the development of many educational programs at Mullen. She has devoted her life to ensuring all students have access to the school.
The program will offer scholarships of $2,000 to Mullen High School.