Honoring business leaders right here in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Tuesday night Ohio Valley University held their annual Evening of Honor event.
The annual event recognizes three outstanding citizens each year.
Taking home the Mid-Ohio Valley Citizen of the Year Award is the director of the Smoot Theatre Corporation, Felice Jorgeson.
Richard and Liza Adams take home the Mid-Ohio Valley Business Leaders of the Year Award.
Richard is CEO of United Bankshares.
Liza is also very active in the business community.
They say it's all about making a difference.
"When you look at life's purpose, a big part of that is trying to make a difference in people's lives," says Richard Adams. "Whether you're in business or other professions, it's what life is all about."
Winners are picked by a committee created the mayors of Parkersburg, Williamstown and Vienna.
This is the 6th year for the event.