Main Street Market earns Business of the Year award

Main Street Market owners Jim and Cathe Miller are flanked by their daughters, Amy Servin, left, and Sally Miller, after being recognized by the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce, both chambers of the state Legislature, and Venango County. (By Brad Lena)

The Main Street Market in Polk Borough and its owners, Jim and Cathe Miller, were honored Thursday as the Business of the Year by the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce during an event that marked the chamber’s 109th anniversary.

The event, attended by about 100 chamber members, guests, and dignitaries, was held in the lobby of the Barrow-Civic Theatre, which was transformed into a celebratory hall with food and refreshments.

Chamber Executive Director Jodi Lewis said the Millers exemplify a commitment to its employees, customers, Polk Borough, and surrounding communities.

Jim Miller said the honor was “totally unexpected” and that it could not have been earned without the great employees of his business.

The Millers received proclamations from both chambers of the state Legislature, which were presented to them by state Sen. Scott Hutchinson and state Rep. R. Lee James, and an additional proclamation from Venango County Commissioners Sam Breene, Mike Dulaney, and Albert Abramovic.

The proclamations recognize everything that the business and the Millers have done for the community, their customers and employees, and their support of surrounding communities.

Recipients of the Golden Shovel and Special Recognition awards were not announced. The winners of those awards will be contacted by the chamber.

Lewis thanked the chamber board, community members, sponsors, and theater staff. The event was sponsored by Stifel Investment Services, Buffalo Street Lanes, and Rossbacher Insurance Group.