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Easton's Business Community Recognizes Charity, Service

The Easton Chamber of Commerce held the 9th annual Business Appreciation Night Thursday

Members of Easton's business community honored service and charity Thursday night at the ninth annual Easton Chamber of Commerce Business Appreciation Night at Easton Country Club.

"I can't say enough about how much community support we have," President Michael Asack said during opening remarks. ".. As a small community, we make a big impact."

For making a big impact, Easton developer Doug King was honored as the 2012 Outstanding Business Citizen and Oliver Ames High School senior Krystina Lincoln earned the 2012 Community Service Scholarship Award.

Lincoln was honored for her work teaching religious education at the Immaculate Conception Church.

King, who has been in business in Easton for over 40 years and built over 1,450 residential and commercial units, was recognized for his charity work in and around Easton. He has helped support the Children's Museum of Easton, Foundation for Education Excellence in Easton, HUGS II, the Easter Seals, Easton Garden Club and the Easton YMCA.

King credited his team and employees over the years.

"I think we have a great team both in the office and in the building sites," he said.

He also credited community members and volunteers in Easton.

"Easton has a lot of people who care about the future and it really shows," he said.

The night was capped off by motivational speaker Jothy Rosenberg, the author of "Who Says I Can't"

Rosenberg, a cancer survivor, is an entrepreneur and extreme athlete. His speech detailed his trials and tribulations through life with one leg and one lung.

Despite his setbacks, Rosenburg was able to accomplish extrordinary things in the office and as an athlete.

"When you're whacked like that and you just start to build little goals, one atop the other, pretty soon you start to build victories and you feel good," he said.

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