Enid Chamber gives honors, awards

ENID – Business and community leaders gathered this past week to give high honors to some very active members of the Enid Chamber of Commerce. The organization announced Friday the winners of its’ annual awards.

Greg Hodgen of Groendyke Transport was given the Chamber’s Business Person of the Year award. Hodgen has served as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hodgen joined Groendyke in 1992 and is responsible for and has authority over all operations of Groendyke Transport. He is a longtime member of the Enid Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

The Chamber’s Civic Improvement Award went to Enid RSVP, which is one of the area’s premiere non-profit organizations. Services that many residents are familiar with include Enid Mobile Meals, Silver Lining Transportation, Commodity Box Program, Brown Bag Program, Animal Friends for Seniors, Counseling for Seniors, Handy Man Services, and the Senior Social Center.

The Volunteer of the Year Award went to Mike Riddle. He is currently a loan officer for the Bank of Kremlin and president of the Academic Board of the Kremlin Public School. Riddle is also “very active in the community” as a member of the Kremlin Lions Club, a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer and a coordinator for 4RKids Miracle League

The Citizen of the Year award went to Mike Ruby, longtime Community Affairs Manager for Oklahoma Gas and Electric. Ruby serves on many organizations in the Enid community, including on the boards of Loaves and Fishes NW Oklahoma, Enid Rotary Club and the Chamber, among others.

The Ambassador of the Year award went to Tricia Mitchell.