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Roger Read to receive the H. Peter Burg Award at the Greater Akron Chamber’s 113th Annual Meeting


Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber has announced that Roger Read, will be the sixteenth recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award. Read will be honored on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Greater Akron Chamber’s 113th Annual Meeting to be held at the John S. Knight Center. This award recognizes Read as someone who has displayed paramount leadership for the advancement of Greater Akron’s economic and community development.

The award was created in memory of H. Peter Burg by the Chamber’s Executive Committee to recognize a leader who embraces economic and community development in the Greater Akron region.

According to Phil Maynard, chairman of ASW Properties, Ltd. and a previous awardee, “Roger Read’s ongoing economic involvement in our community along with his continuing mentoring program of the future leaders of Akron make him the ideal recipient of the H. Peter Burg Award. I can assure you that Pete would applaud Rogers selection.”

Bill Considine, CEO Emeritus of Akron Children’s Hospital, shared that, “Roger Read, like Pete Burg, is a consummate champion of our community. His business prowess created economic opportunities here in the region and his support of community not-for-profits has touched the lives of all our citizens.”

And Tom Knoll, co-founder of Stark & Knoll, adds further, “Roger has been a meaningful contributor to Akron's economy, not only through his entrepreneurship in owning and managing his own company, but also through his mentoring of so many young people who have also become contributors. Additionally, countless community agencies have been made better because of Roger's unselfish gifts of his time, talent and treasures.”

The Greater Akron Chamber will give its members an opportunity to honor Roger Read at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Ticket and sponsorship information on the Annual Meeting is online at www.greaterakronchamber.org/annualmeeting2020 or by phone at (330) 376-5550.

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