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James Steele presenting Janet Jacobs with the Business Person of the Year 2005 Award.
(Photo by Roger Lembke)

Past-President James Steele and

Janet Jacobs, Business Person of the Year

Rotarians, Optimists and Lions honored Business Person of the Year, Janet Jacobs, at the annual Services Organizations Meeting on Thursday, May 12. Fred Eaton, Optimist President, presided at the dinner meeting at Emmetís Kitchen and Tap. 

President-Elect Debra MillerRotarian President-elect Debra Miller introduced Past Rotary President, Jim Steele, who presented a Paul Harris Fellow to club member Bill Beneke in absentia.  Steele then presented the Business Person of the Year Award to Janet Jacobs.

Janet Jacobs, the Executive Vice President of Commercial Trust Bank in Fayette, has also served as a member of the Board Curators at Central Methodist University and was instrumental in the successful campaign to raise money to build a new Student Community Center at the University.  Janet, an active Rotarian, was also honored as a past president of the Optimists Club of Fayette.

Ruth and Ted SpaydeRuth and Ted Spayde provided special music prior to the dinner.