Tom Pace, CEO of Pacebutler Corporation, delivered the keynote address to the annual banquet sponsored by the Character Council of Central Oklahoma (CCOCO). The group holds this event every year to honor individuals and organizations for their contribution “to character growth in the community.”
The event, held last Thursday (September 10) evening at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum recognized the exemplary achievements of several persons and groups. Among those honored were: Frank and Jo Robinson, Destiny Christian Center of Del City, Charles Curtis, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Crooked Oak Public Schools, Metro Family Magazine, and Dr. Don Udell. Special awards were also presented to Alva High School’s Electric Gold choir and to artist Kyle Dillingham.
In his speech, Tom, who also wrote the award-winning book “Mentor: The Kid and The CEO,” stressed the importance of character-building in the community.
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“The word character comes from chisel,” Tom said. “God had to chisel away the bad parts.”
He also shared the life and business experiences that enabled him to become successful in business and that allowed him to help others through mentoring.
“Give someone a book and you give someone hope,” Tom said. “Make a difference in somebody’s life. Life is about relationship – relationship with God, with your family and your community.”
To learn more about Tom’s inspirational message, please visit his blog Mentor Hope.