ZANESVILLE, Ohio â€“ Each month the state of Ohio recognizes businesses that have been in operation for over a century. This month they paid tribute to a business located in Zanesville.
The Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home opened its doors in 1907 and today was recognized from the stateâ€™s Ohio Business Profile Program for the month of June. Ty Dierkes is the vice president for the funeral home and said it came as an honor.
â€œThe thing we feel good about is that families have entrusted us with their most prized precious possessions; their love ones,â€ said Dierkes. â€œAnd for that we are thankful and privileged to do that.â€
A representative for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted was on-hand to present the award to the Bolin-Dierkes. Dierkes said that for a business to last as long as they have is a rarity.
â€œYou donâ€™t normally get 100 years very often. Business is difficult these days,â€ said Dierkes. â€œTo reach the 100 year mark is exciting for us.â€
To see a list of all the businesses that have been honored the state you can visit www.sos.state.oh.us.