Ken Hargrove recently received the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Year award, presented at the 2020 Inaugural Banquet Jan. 16. The Ambassador of the Year Award is given to the volunteer with the most involvement throughout the year. 

Ambassadors play an important role in the Jenks Chamber of Commerce. They serve as volunteers for events and a welcoming committee for new members. 

Last year, the Jenks Chamber maintained 19 ambassadors. They are awarded points for their attendance and volunteering at Chamber functions. Collectively in 2019, the ambassadors devoted over 500 hours of their time to volunteer service.  

Lane Castleberry, director of communications for the Jenks Chamber, said lifelong resident of Jenks Ken Hargrove embodies what it means to be a true, community leader. 

“Ken Hargrove is one of the kindest individuals you will meet. I’m sure many of our members can attest to this quality, as he frequently makes a point of welcoming new members and attendees at Monthly Luncheons and ribbon cuttings,” said Castleberry. 

Hargrove is an experienced physical therapist, home builder, self proclaimed “resident handyman,” deacon at First Baptist Church of Jenks and is an active member of the Jenks Kiwanis Club. 

Through his work as co-owner of Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Service, Hargrove ministers to hundreds of people throughout the community.