A serial entrepreneur who built his business reputation as the owner and operator of several car dealerships, Bill Schwyhart oversaw operations at The Pinnacle Group, a real estate development company that he founded. Beyond his work, Bill Schwyhart is a longstanding member of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce (RLACC), serving as the organization’s chairman back when it was the Rogers Chamber of Commerce.
The RLACC operates a number of awards programs to recognize the achievements of people in the county. Its Spirit Award, which is open to members and non-members alike, rewards businesses and organizations that make substantial contributions to the development of the community, with nominees generally recognized as going above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the Rogers-Lowell area.
The Elbert S. Graham/Elza Tucker Award complements the Spirit Award, as it recognizes individuals, rather than organizations, that have contributed to the Lowell community. Again, the award is open to chamber members and non-members, however, all recipients must be residents of Lowell.