Celebrating a year of good business in Belpre.
The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual dinner.
Businesses, members, associates and friends celebrated those who contribute to the community.
The special guest speaker was Dr. Katherine Coyner, who is a 1997 Belpre High School graduate and an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Coyner is an orthopedic surgeon who spoke of her childhood, memories of the area and her current experiences in medicine.
"That's our message to the young people and the business community, that this is a good place to live, to do business, to grow up," says Karen Waller, Executive Director of the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce.
"Well being a physician I think I have an immediate tie to the medical community and it's very exciting to see the new Marietta Memorial Hospital satellite location here in Belpre," says Dr. Coyner. "I think that's gonna provide a great quality of life here in the Mid-Ohio Valley."
Dr. Coyner added that she feels fortunate to share her story and what values Belpre has instilled in her.