The annual Springville Area Chamber of Commerce Awards were held on Saturday, Feb. 4. This year’s winners included the following:
Business of the Year: Sheret Jewelers
Family-owned Sheret Jewelers celebrated its 70th year under a third generation of ownership in 2016 with a gorgeous newly-remodeled showroom.
Owners Elise and Mike Rose enjoy spending time with their two young children, with another on the way soon, and are very active in the Springville community. They both serve on the board of directors for the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce (Mike is currently Vice-President.)
Mike also is a member of the Springville Volunteer Fire Company, and Elise is a member of MOPS and the Very Merry Main Street Merchant Committee.
Sheret Jewelers offers services of repairs, engraving, and watch batteries, in addition to having a showroom with a wide variety of retail jewelry, engagement and wedding sets, as well as fine watches and clocks.
NonProfit of the Year: Love INC of Springville
Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Springville’s mission is to mobilize the Church to transform lives in communities In the Name of Christ. Founded in 1996, Love INC’s approach to its work is focused around core values that include prayer, building relationships and placing value in everyone in need.
Love INC celebrated its 20th year serving the Greater Springville area in 2016 and was able to celebrate this milestone with paying off the mortgage for the Love INC building on East Main Street.
Love INC annually holds an auction, Valentine Swing Dance, golf outing, Warm the Children, the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign and other community events.
Citizen of the Year: Nils Wikman
After a successful retail career that spanned more than 20 years, Nils Wikman entered the field of education and earned a Master’s in Education and an MBA. He has taught in both the West Valley Central School District and Springville for the past 17 years. Nils is currently head of the High School Chapter of National Honor Society, has served as Senior Class Advisor and has been the chair of Future Business Leaders of America at the high school level.
Nils also serves as a trustee for the Village of Springville and has recently been elected to a second term. He is involved as the village liaison to the Historic Preservation Board and served in the past on the planning board.
He has hosted many a night at Fiddler’s Green for the summer music concert series, actively supports the Springville Griffith Institute Community Education Foundation, and remains whole-heartedly involved in Springville Youth Incorporated.
Student of the Year: Caroline Dickinson
Caroline (Carrie) Dickinson is an extremely motivated student who has challenged herself throughout her academic, athletic and extra-curricular pursuits. She is currently ranked 15th in her senior class of 133 students.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America and Senior Class Vice-President. She is also a dedicated athlete and highly respected leader who has been a contributor to the success of the High School Soccer (Captain), Basketball and Softball (Captain) team.
Carrie volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club and the Springville Youth Incorporated basketball program and holds a part-time job at Cindy Lou’s. She plans to major in International Business with a minor in Spanish.