Chamber’s Bell Ringer Award goes to Lisa Jackman

Lisa Jackman (center) of London received the Chamber of Commerce’s 2024 Bell Ringer Award. She was accompanied by her children, Rachel and Justin.

(Posted March 25, 2024)

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce has a long-standing, annual tradition of shining the spotlight on someone who has made positive contributions to the community. This year, that person is Lisa Jackman, a London resident, business owner, and tireless volunteer.

Amy Rees, Chamber first vice president, presented the 2024 Bell Ringer Award to Jackman at the organization’s annual meeting, held March 21 at Sovereign Village Clubhouse in London.

“It is with great honor and tremendous pride that we celebrate the outstanding achievements of a great friend of mine for her unwavering dedication and profound impact she’s had on our community,” Rees said. “(Lisa) epitomizes the spirit of selflessness, compassion, and service, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award.”

Jackman owns Buckeye Realty and is her children’s biggest supporter and fan, never missing their many activities. In addition to working and parenting, she lives life with a never-say-no attitude, always finding time to help others, Rees said.

Jackman’s volunteer roles include treasurer of the London Community Organization and the London Rhythm & Rib Fest Committee, Madison County Master Gardener, 4-H advisor, Junior Achievement teacher, and Meals on Wheels volunteer. She also is a volunteer at Cypress Church and in the Tolles Career and Technical Center Life Activity program.

Jackman wears many hats as a volunteer with London City Schools: Academic Booster Club vice president and a member of the club’s scholarship selection committee; London Middle School PTO member; and all-around volunteer at London Elementary, from reading to young students to organizing students for picture day.

Jackman is a past treasurer of the Downtown London Association, having put in many hours organizing events, and past treasurer of Access Cowling, a non-profit dedicated to making improvements to Cowling Park.

“(Lisa’s) willingness to go above and beyond has left an unforgettable mark on our community. She reminds us that each of us has the power to effect change,” Rees said.

Other Award Winners
In addition to the Bell Ringer Award, several other awards were presented during the Chamber’s meeting. Executive Director Jon McKanna made the presentations:

• Industrial Award–Medline Industries Inc.;
• Retail/Service Award–Rent2Own;
• Non-Profit Award–London Kiwanis Club;
• Above and Beyond Award–Hostetler Family Enterprises;
• Above and Beyond Award–Precision Hardscapes and Excavating LLC;
• Volunteer of the Year Award–Hudson’s Edge Catering & Events; and
• Honorary Chamber Board Member–Steve Lelonek.

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Todd Whitaker (left) and Jim Eveland accepted the Chamber of Commerce’s Madison County Industrial Award on behalf of Medline Industries Inc.
Messenger photo by Jeff Pfeil
Tiffany Maloney and Steven Quackenbush accepted the Chamber of Commerce’s Madison County Retail/Service award on behalf of Rent2Own.
Messenger photo by Jeff Pfeil
Stephanie Mack, representing the London Kiwanis Club, accepted the Chamber of Commerce’s Madison County Non-Profit Award.
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(From left) Kyle Hostetler, Jeff Hostetler, and Kathleen Hostetler of Hostetler Family Enterprises accepted the Chamber of Commerce’s Madison County Above and Beyond Award. Kyle Hostetler also received the Above and Beyond Award for Precision Hardscapes and Excavating LLC.
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(From left) Nicole McCrate, Jessica Dunham, and Christyn Martin from Hudson’s Edge Catering & Events received the Madison County Volunteer of the Year Award.
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Steve Lelonek received the Madison County Honorary Board Member Award.
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