In addition to all of the Annual Meeting sponsors, the Chamber would also like to publicly thank some other groups of people that without their support and help, having an event like the Annual Meeting wouldn’t be possible each year. It is because of their continued support that the Chamber is able to continue fulfilling its mission of offering programs, benefits and events to its members, giving them a stronger voice in advocacy and being involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities.
First, thanks to all 23 award nominees in each of the four award categories. While only one organization/person could win each award, this year marked an exception year in both the quality and quantity of the nominees, which speaks to the outstanding work being done by our members and individuals that work for our member organizations — both in their organizations and throughout the community. Their work helps make our community stronger and a better place to live, work and play. Several of the nominees that did not win this year will be eligible for consideration for next year’s awards, and members as well as the public are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2020 awards when they are opened this November.
Second, thanks to all of the more than 230 individuals that attended the Annual Meeting. This year’s event was one of the best-attended in recent years, and your support of the Chamber and its work, as well as the individuals and organizations that were up for the four awards is much appreciated and the Chamber looks forward to continuing its work with you and your respective organizations to help them grow in the future. The success of both the Chamber and this annual event depends on the continued support and attendance of our members and guests, so we again thank you for your support.
Third, a big thank you goes out to the staff at both Frosty Valley Resort and That Kitchen Witch. For the first time, the Annual Meeting was held at Frosty Valley’s new Barn at Frosty Valley this year, the area’s newest banquet facility, and T.K. Witch was the caterer for this event for the first time as well. The staff from both did a great job taking care of everything and the guests were all impressed.
Finally, thanks to the Chamber and Chamber Foundation staff — Matt Beltz, Phyllis Jones, Deb Sokol and Jeff Emanuel — for their efforts on the day of the event and in the planning.