OneZone Chamber of Commerce recently released its Business Excellence Awards winners. The Fishers-based Humane Society for Hamilton County won the New Construction award and will be recognized with the other award winners during a luncheon at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at 502 East Event Centre in Carmel.  “Not only is their new building amazing but the story of how it came to be is just as incredible,” OneZone President Jack Russell stated. “We are honored to highlight the Humane Society as this year’s new construction award winner.”  

HSHC opened its new, state-of-the-art shelter at 10501 Hague Rd, Fishers in April 2021. It moved to the shelter from its previous location in Noblesville.  

“On behalf of my incredible team and Board of Directors, we would like to thank OneZone for this incredible honor,” HSHC Executive Director Rebecca Stevens said. “An extraordinary amount of time went into the research, planning, design development and capital campaign that made a decade-long dream of ours a reality.” 

Stevens said HSHC set out to build more than just an animal shelter. The organization tasked Curran Architecture, Meyer Najem and Shelter Planners of America with helping HSHC create a destination for all things animal wellness in the community. The construction allowed HSHC to expand its programs and services. 

“We wanted a beautiful, state-of-the art facility that would serve as a destination for families in search of pets … a place filled with light, love, and promising new beginnings,” Stevens said. “Words cannot express the pride I feel with what we have accomplished together – and to have our hard work acknowledged with this award is the icing on our dog treat.” 

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