Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Honors The Green Tab

Photo by Alan Olson Eric Anderson, left, accepts Thursday night a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce on behalf of The Green Tab. Also pictured are Leigh Ann Scherich, vice president of the chamber board, and Scott Reager, the chamber’s executive director.

The Green Tab was honored Thursday night with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce during the chamber’s annual dinner.

Scott Reager, the chamber’s executive director, presented the award to publisher Eric Anderson for the publication’s decades of service to the community.

“They’ve been an integral source for Marshall County and Ohio Valley shoppers,” Reager said. “They distribute 38,000 copies each week to the Ohio Valley, of which 30,000 are to residents’ homes in Marshall, Ohio and Wetzel counties. … They’re headquartered in Moundsville, and have become an Ohio Valley institution.”

Reager pointed out The Green Tab’s continued involvement with the chamber, as well as participation in numerous local activities; fundraisers; and business expos.

Anderson, joking about an extended speech, instead only briefly thanked the chamber for the award. He recognized the employees of The Green Tab.

Also recognized Thursday was Appalachian Outreach founder and executive director Rose Hart, who was honored with the Dr. David Easly Community Service Award. Hart’s continued involvement with community matters, including heading the Long Term Recovery Committee in the wake of the 2017 floods which devastated McMechen.

Hart thanked the chamber, adding that support of their organizations translated to support of the affected, and urged continued support going forward.

Additionally, Dr. Jeffrey Crook, superintendent of Marshall County Schools, presented Joy Vanscyoc with the Recognition Award. Vanscyoc was recognized in June as Teacher of the Year for the county, and had been identified as one of five finalists for the award in the state.

The dinner’s keynote speakers were Curt Wooton, the actor and writer of “Pittsburgh Dad,” and Chris Preksta, director of the show. The two discussed the process of coming up with their comedy sitcom, which Wooton said was inspired by his own father, as well as classic sitcoms such as “All in the Family” and “Roseanne.”

The dinner was catered by Ruttenbuck’s Bar & Grill.


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