Sam’s Bar and Grill named 2023 GVCC Business Member of the Year


Local business owners were honored at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet on Wednesday evening.

The GVCC named Jeff, Becky and Sam Lantz of Sam’s Bar and Grill as the 2023 Business Member of the Year.

Greg Steele of Reagan Steele Jewelers was honored as the 2023 Sayre Business Association Business Person of the Year.

Terry Johnston of the Mad Hatters Café and Tea Garden was named the 2023 Athens Business Association Business Person of the Year.

The Waverly Business Association named Patrick Ayres of Broad Street Records as its 2023 Business Person of the Year.

Here is a list of other award winners from Wednesday’s banquet:

Great Beginnings Award: Vanilla Bean Cafe

Community Connected Award: Williams Auto Group

Small Business Hero Award: Bluestone Brewing Co.

Caring for the Community Award: Waverly Community Art and Engineering Programs