ROSWELL, Ga. – Nearly 300 Roswell businesses, residents and nonprofits attended the 23rd annual meeting and community awards for the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors on May 6 at Andretti’s Indoor Karting and Games.
Resident Robert “Bob” Hagan was presented with the award for “History Maker of the Year.”
The criteria for this prestigious award are that the recipient must have given more than 25 years of continuous service to the Roswell community.
“This year’s recipient has been devoted to building a better Roswell community for 30 years, through charitable giving, thousands of volunteer hours, countless meetings and numerous sponsorships of nonprofit events and activities,” said Ken Davis, CVB president.
Hagan serves on the boards or helps numerous local charities, including Bulloch Hall, Roswell Historical Society, Star House Foundation and Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
The CVB Board of Directors is the governing organization for the tourism and economic development programs for the city of Roswell. The CVB Board is comprised of 37 members, representing all aspects of the community.
The Georgia Tourism Division was honored for their partnership and assistance in promoting Roswell as a destination. Recipients were Randi Miles, Lindsay Isaacs, Lauren Cleland and Priti Shah.
Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc, the economic development program of Roswell, presented the Young Professional Award to Ashley Jacobshohn of K-9 Planet.
Jacobshohn graduated college in the midst of the economic depression and decided to create her own business.
In 2010, when the owner was only 24 years old, K-9 Planet located on Oak Street, opened for business, providing doggy day care, training, boarding and grooming. The business often assists animal rescue organizations in finding homes for abandoned dogs.
“Her business has filled a need from day one, and today she provides jobs to 12 people,” said Stroud.