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Chamber Awards Presented

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

The Washington Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards dinner last night and had everyone in attendance heard from keynote speaker, Kirkwood Community College President Dr. Mick Starcevich.

During the address, Dr. Starcevich spoke about the success of Kirkwood Community College.  The highlight of the evening was the awards presented by Main Street Washington and the Washington Chamber.

Main Street Washington’s Outstanding Volunteer Award was presented to April Cuddeback and the Washington Chamber’s 2010 Citizen of the Year Award was given to Ed Raber.  Washington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tim Coffey says they are grateful for the support and volunteer hours that help their organizations to make Washington a better place to live and work.  The dinner was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington.

Main Street Washington’s Outstanding Volunteer – April Cuddeback

Main Street Washington’s Business Success Story – Tricia Whistler and Backyard Candle Co.

Main Street Washington’s Business Partner of the Year – Washington State Bank

Main Street Washington’s Best Building Renovation 2010 – Drew and Teri Hartzler, Bodywrx Fitness Center

Recognitions were presented to retiring Board members Marty Beenblossom and Jim Rosien and to Don Klein as former Board President

Washington Chamber’s 2010 Chamber Board President – Veta Thode

Washington Chamber’s 2010 Business of the Year – Golden Crest Realty

Washington Chamber’s 2010 Citizen of the Year – Ed Raber

Washington Chamber’s 2010 Community Service Award – Rachel Nicola and Dave Stoufer

Recognition was presented to Dean Kurtz for his tenure on the Washington Chamber Board