Excellence Runs in the Family
Chamber taps Scott Zychowski the Businessperson of the Year
By Heather Maxwell
The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce named Scott Zychowski of Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry 2019 Businessperson of the Year on Saturday, December 7.
A third-generation jeweler, Scott moved to Anthem from New Jersey in 2009, and has forged his own path in the business world following the footsteps left by his father, Andrew, and grandfather before him.
“This is a heavy award,” Zychowski shares upon receiving the prestigious award.
“I am so incredibly proud to stand up here in front of this great community; in the company of the previous Businessperson of the Year recipients—one of them being my dad—and to even be nominated among such a great group of individuals. It’s a humbling experience.”
The 2018 Businessperson of the Year, Krista Solomon, presented the award to Zychowski at the chamber’s annual Winter Gala.
“Scott sets high standards for community commitment and dedication,” she says. “He is kind, thoughtful, encouraging of others, generous and supportive; and anyone that interacts with him becomes a better business leader and person.”
Zychowski balances his time between the jewelry store, his family and friends, and civic and community involvement. He is on the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member and former president of the Preferred Businesses of Anthem. Scott and his wife, Jessi, live in Anthem with their two daughters Emma and Brielle, and dog Zoey.
“When my parents first came to Anthem, they had faith that their sacrifices, determination, and hard work along with all of the wonderful people they met and relationships they forged would lead to a successful family business,” Zychowski says.
“I hope to continue their legacy and be here to serve our local community for a long time.”
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