Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce announced Raven Award winners for 2019 and 2020

The Raven Awards for 2019 and 2020 will be celebrated at a ceremony on Sept. 1 at the Ravenna Football Stadium from 6-8 p.m. The awards honor local businesses, business owners and residents, giving special recognition for new businesses.

The awards have been a tradition for over a decade, but the chamber’s executive director Ryann Kuchenbecker said a Ravenna High School scholarship category has been added.

“There is so much success within Ravenna, and we are here to celebrate by honoring our community as a whole.”

Here are the winners:


RHS Scholarship: Hali Matulka, Katherine Miller, Margaret Remley, Amelia Walton

New Business: Pinnacle Treatment Center, Ravenna Nutrition, War Horse Ink, 2illXcuts

New Renovation: Children’s Advantage Family Center, It’s All Fine Consignment, M&J Medical Supply

New Construction: PARTA

Volunteer of the Year: Pat Dennison

Citizen of the Year: Dennis Honkala

Honorary Award: Theodore G. Manfrass

Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Coe


RHS Scholarship: Lauren Calhoun, Reilly Full, Nick Rainone

New Business: Canine Couture, Chipotle, Popped!, Chestnut Convenient Store, Vance’s Carriage House Creamery

New Renovation: St-Gobain Performance Plastics, Stepping Stone Community Services, Maplewood Career Center

New Construction: Allen Aircraft Products, Chipotle, The Wilds at Harvest Rose, Independence of Portage

Volunteer of the Year: Portage Community Chapel

Citizen of the Year: Ray & Ann Harner

Honorary Award: Mike Tontimonia

Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe & Regina Coia

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Natalie Wolford is managing editor at The Portager. A native of Randolph, she studied film in New York City and is producing a feature-length documentary about her aunt, a small-town journalist.

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