March/April 2019 Dublin Chamber News DCCNewsMarchApril2019ONLINE - Page 6

Join us at the March 19 Business After Hours at Columbus Marriott Northwest to Honor the 2019 Business Person of the Year Lisa Armitage, Owner of Goldfish Swim School The Business Person of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who has positively contributed to the betterment of Dublin. The recipient demonstrates superior leadership and service and helps to make this community a better place to live and work. The Dublin Chamber of Commerce board of directors is proud to announce that Lisa Armitage, owner of Goldfish Swim School, has been selected to receive Dublin’s 2019 Business Person of the Year Award. The business community is invited to join the Chamber as Lisa is presented with this award on March 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Parkway in Dublin. Reservations can be made online at www.DublinChamber.org/BPOY19. Lisa believes her business has a responsibility to educate parents in the central Ohio community about the importance of water safety to prevent drowning. Goldfish Swim School has conducted more than 1,200 free water safety presentations, reaching 25,000 children throughout central Ohio, including children at local school systems, as well as at many private preschools and childcare centers. Lisa also gives of her time and resources to support many community service initiatives, and to that end, she encourages staff and the families they serve to become involved as well. During the past three years, the Goldfish Swim School team has participated in more than 400 community events including the Dublin Chamber’s Community Champion Awards, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Circle of Friends Run for Lisa is committed to making a difference in the communities she serves... the Rainbow, Dublin Arts Council D’Art 5K; Columbus Zoo Safari 5K; Lifeline of Ohio Mascot Dash, The Alpha Group of Delaware Annual Delaware Duck Race; the World’s Largest Swim Lesson with Zoombezi Bay; and the Dublin Kiwanis Frog Jump. “Lisa is committed to making a difference in the communities she serves,” states Sharon Kendall, Dublin Chamber board president. “And this can be seen through the time she spends in the community through her educational programs, and the way she encourages others around her to get involved and give back.” Lisa Armitage opened her first Goldfish Swim School in Dublin in 2014, and the business continues to grow and thrive with two additional locations in central Ohio. Goldfish Swim School has been named ‘’Best Place to Work’’ by Columbus Business First in 2017 and 2018. RSVP ONLINE AT www.DublinChamber.org/BPOY19 Thank you to our event host: h ealTh d enTal V ision l ife Frank Harmon T hird P arTy & C obra a dminisTraTion 6 Dublin Chamber News W ellness d isabiliTy