The Portage County Business Council named Eron’s Event Barn as the recipient of the 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Humane Society of Portage County was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Portage County Charitable Community Award.

Eron’s Event Barn, owned by John and Melissa Eron,were chosen based on their growth and financial stability, dedication to customer service and community needs and innovative efforts to identify a market niche.

It is located at 3471 County Road C in Stevens Point.

The Humane Society of Portage County, 3200 Iber Lane in Plover, was chosen based on its ongoing work since 1969 of protecting, rescuing and rehoming of animals in Portage County.

Both award recipients were chosen from more than 15 nominees and were selected by a panel of business representatives.

Eron’s Event Barn, the Humane Society of Portage County, and the other award nominees will be recognized at the Portage County Business Council’s Creative Excellence Breakfast April 6 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point.

Registration for the event can be found at