Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony was held on January 28th
A good crowd attended this evening event at Suzie's Woodfire.
During the business portion of the event Ryan Jacobson and Aaron Koenig were reelected to the Board and John Rickertsen was also elected. Terms for these positions are for 3 years. The 2015 Chamber Budget was approved.
The Board recommended bylaw revisions and additions were also approved. The time frame for the annual partnership meeting will be changed from "in January" to "in the 1st quarter". The position of Past President on the Board was eliminated. A new position of Student Member was added to the Board. This is a one year term which will begin following the annual partnership meeting and will last through the succeeding year's annual partnership meeting. The school will present 3 names who are members of the Junior Class to the Board and the Board will select one person to serve in this position. The Student Member will have full voting rights.
2014 Annual Chamber Awards were presented to: Ethan Andress Business - Person of the Year, Loren Luckow - Volunteer of the Year, Sandy Muth - Medical Services Provider of the Year, Gwynne Smith - Educator of the Year, McKenna Poss - Youth Employee of the Year, Dan Christman Farms - Ag-Producer of the Year. Unfortunately no nominations were received this year for Partner in Community Pride or for Pioneer Business. Congratulation to the winners as well as all the nominees. Thanks to those who took the time to submit nominations. You are encouraged to be thinking of whom you might consider nominating next fall for the 2015 Chamber Awards.
Outgoing Board members Kyle Kennedy, Rochelle Shirek and Liz Hallen were recognized with a plaque and thanked for their years of service on the Board.