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Annual Dinner

Coni Mayer presenting the 2016 Stephen Decatur Award to Louise Ray.
Greg Fleming presenting the 2016 Large Business Award to Dean Fuelling representing First Merchants Bank. Louise Ray with the Stephen Decatur hat. Ron Storey receiving the 2016 Presidents Award from Mike Downey. Dean Fuelling presenting the 2016 Small Business Award to Ryan Hirschy representing Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

2016 Award Recipients

Stephen Decatur Award – Louise M Ray
Large Business Award – First Merchants Bank
Small Business Award– Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home

The Chamber 2016 Annual Meeting and Dinner was held at the Knights of Columbus on Thursday, February 4, 2016.  Over 200 Chamber members and guests attended the gala event.  Jim Compton served as Master of Ceremonies and Chamber President  Mike Downey (CenturyLink) conducted the business portion of the meeting.

In the business portion the members affirmed the 2016 Chamber board of directors and officers.  They are: Mike Downey (CenturyLink), president; Ron Storey (Decatur Daily Democrat), past president; Penny Parrish (First Bank of Berne), Treasurer; Sarah Porter (Thunderbird Products) VP of Industrial; Rick Richardson (Walgreens) VP of retail; and Dane Wheeler (Adams Memorial Hospital), VP of Professional.  Board Members are Kelly Ehinger (Adams Public Library System); Greg Farmer (Walmart); Dean Fuelling (First Merchants Bank); Todd Kolter (Bunger North America); Brent Lehman (North Adams Community Schools); Adam Lengerich (Lengerich Chiropractic); Larry Macklin (Adams Co Economic Development Corp); Joel Massoth (Decatur Package Liquor); Ken Meyer, Mayor (City of Decatur); Mariea Moreland (Gold Shield); SueAnn Reynolds (Family LifeCare); Steve Vachon (Kelly Chevrolet, Buick, Ford); and Mark Zurcher (Zurcher Tire).

President Mike Downey presented the President’s Award to Ron Storey for outstanding service to the Chamber.  The Large Business Award was presented to First Merchants Bank, and the Small Business Award was presented to Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.  Louise M. Ray received the Stephen Decatur Award.