NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - A Dover manufacturer and a Bolivar brewery are the Tuscarawas County businesses of the year. 

Chamber of Commerce President Scott Robinson this week announced Dover Hydraulics as the Large Business of the Year for 2019.

“They employ I think about 65 people locally and nearly a hundred throughout their entire operation so they really are a model for what a large business should look like,” he says. “They’ve been very successful and really been a great member of not only the business community but really the community at large by supporting a variety of charities and organizations.”

Lockport Brewery, owned by Andrew and Lauren Marburger, is the Small Business of the Year.

“They certainly have grown very quickly since they opened in 2016. They moved into a new facility late in the year. They continue to grow and we look forward to great things from them in the future. Just like all the other businesses that have been honored, they continue to support the community in a variety of ways,” he says.

The Dover-New Philadelphia Salvation Army is the chamber’s Organization of the Year. Robinson also announced the Educator of the Year.

“Brian Miller is our Educator of the Year for this year, and he came highly recommended because of his dedication to students, his willingness to lead his colleagues by chairing the high school mathematics department, and he also helps others by working as a grader for the National Advanced Testing Program. He certainly is someone other educators should envy,” he says.

Robinson says the Citizen of the Year and the Chamber Hall of Fame recipient will be announced at the 61st-annual Awards Celebration January 22nd. Invitations will be sent out next week.