Cheri Hottinger, president and chief executive officer of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, recently received two prestigious honors.

Cheri Hottinger, president and chief executive officer of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, recently received two prestigious honors.

She was named the Ohio Chamber Professional of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio (CCEO), and she was recognized for having earned the Accredited Professional designation.

Hottinger has led the chamber for six years, moving it into the fourth largest group in central Ohio with 725 members, according to Business First. When she took over as president in 2004, membership was 490.

Hottinger has been working toward accreditation status to reinforce the professionalism expected from the chamber.