Wes Smith (right) off Oak Knoll Financial Strategies was recently presented with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s employee of the month trophy. Presenting the trophy is Chamber secretary Jackie Danalewich, also of Oak Knoll. Smith was nominated by a client who noted that they appreciate his demeanor, dedication to helping and making sound decisions. Smith said he believes in never leaving a job undone and feels it’s important to always be available and happy to help in any way he can. He is passionate about the financial welfare of others and strives to go above and beyond what it required of him. Smith, a past chamber president, coordinates the Wilmington Area Community Band. He plays the tuba.