Aberdeen’s Best Honored at Community Champions Awards
Several community awards were handed out Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Community Champions Awards Luncheon at the Best Western Ramkota in Aberdeen.
More than 200 people attended the event, which was hosted by the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and sponsored with the Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The ViTality award, sponsored by the Chamber, is presented to the individual who is the ‘keeper’ of the regional vision, or the person who lives in the regional growth and ‘ViTality’ spirit every day. The ViTality awarded annually to recognize individuals in a 17-county area of northeastern South Dakota who display enthusiasm for regional development. The namesake, ViTality, is in memory of Aberdonian, Vi Stoia. Stoia was often called a ‘regional thinker’, and felt that new businesses in Redfield or community work in Leola was a win for Aberdeen and the entire region. Stoia passed away in 2008 but his memory lives on in the form of the ViTality Award. The ViTality Award Winner is Joel Price, Faulkton Area School District.
Joel Price serves on the Design Team for Dakota Resources entrepreneur development system, Dakota Rising. He brings great expertise, vision and direction to Dakota Rising. Congratulations, Joel–and thank you for all that you do for rural South Dakota. Posted on: February 10, 2015 on www.aberdeensd.com