The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce recognized several young area professionals at the RUBY (Recognizing the Upward, Bright and Young) Award luncheon Oct. 30 at the Waupaca Ale House.
To be nominated for the award, the individual must be between the ages of 18 and 40; work in the Waupaca area; be making a notable impact on their business or industry; and demonstrate service and commitment to the community.
The following individuals were nominated for the award: James Dietzler, Premier Community Bank; Scott Janssen, Janssen Accounting and Tax Service; Rob Johnson, Waupaca Foundry; Jamie Klesmith, Della Vita Portrait Studio; Miriam Leean, Waupaca Chiropractic; Justin Leick, Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center; John Lockwood, First State Bank; Brent Parker, Riverhill Dental; Heather Ruesch, Waupaca Pregnancy Information Center; and Cathy Spiegelberg, Premier Petals.
This year the RUBY Award was presented to a person who was born and raised in Waupaca and only left to further his education. He has always felt a special connection to the community and considers it his role to better the community. His motivation is the gratification of knowing he helped others and made Waupaca a better place.
The Selection Committee chose Scott Janssen of Janssen Accounting & Tax Service because of his passion for working on things that really make a difference in the community.
The committee was impressed by the longevity of which he has been committed to working with organizations in the community and intrigued by the different types of organizations that he is involved with including the Waupaca Jaycees, Waupaca High School Foundation and the Waupaca Ducks Unlimited.