Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

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2019 Award Recipients

Stephen Decatur Award – Charlie & Jean Brune

Large Business Award – Kelley Automotive Group - Decatur

Small Business Award – Ritter's Flowers & Gifts

President's Award - Andy Gay 

The Chamber 2020 Annual Meeting and Dinner was held at the Knights of Columbus on Thursday, February 13th, 2020.  Craig Coshow served as Master of Ceremonies and conducted the business portion of the meeting. Special Thanks Dave McIntire for music during the cocktail hour and also to John & Dan Kintz for the "Game of Phones", releasing the tables for dinner.

In the business portion, the members affirmed the 2020 Chamber board of directors and officers. They are: Dane Wheeler (Adams Memorial Hospital), president; Ron Storey (Kelley Automotive), past president; Penny Parrish (First Bank of Berne), Treasurer; Mariea Moreland (Gold Shield), VP of Industrial;  Joel Massoth (Decatur Package Liquor), VP of retail; and  Dean Fuelling (First Merchants Bank), VP of Professional. Board Members are: Pam Bergdall (Bear's Den Embroidery & More); Greg Farmer (Walmart); Blake Fuelling (Bunge North America); Andy Gay (Corner Café);  Colton Bickel (Adams Co Economic Development Corp); Brent Lehman (North Adams Community Schools); Adam Lengerich (Lengerich Chiropractic);  Dan Rickord, Mayor, (City of Decatur); Lindsey Meyer (McDonalds); Jeremy Porter (Thunderbird Products); Louise Ray (Don Ray Drive-a-Way);  and Wylie Sirk  (Decatur Main Street).

Dane Wheeler presented the 2019 President’s Award to Andy Gay for outstanding service to the Chamber.  The 2019 Large Business Award was presented to Kelley Automotive Group and the 2019 Small Business Award was presented to Ritter's Flowers & Gifts.  Charlie & Jean Brune received the 2019 Stephen Decatur Award.

Special Thanks to The Annual Dinner Committee:

Penny Parrish, Becky Cochran, Mara Gerke & Betty Melton

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Kintz had attendees share requested pictures, those who answered right were 1st in line to eat.

John Kintz had attendees share requested pictures, those who answered right were 1st in line to eat.

The 2019 Large Business Award went to Kelley Automotive Group-Decatur. Wylie Sirk is presenting the award to Tom Hawkins and Ron Storey.

The 2019 Large Business Award went to Kelley Automotive Group-Decatur. Wylie Sirk is presenting the award to Tom Hawkins and Ron Storey.

President Dane Wheeler presenting the President's Award to Andy Gay for his contribution to the Chamber in 2019.

President Dane Wheeler presenting the President's Award to Andy Gay for his contribution to the Chamber in 2019.

Charlie & Jean Brune were the 2019 Stephen Decatur Award recipients. Shown here receiving their award from Coni Mayer.

Charlie & Jean Brune were the 2019 Stephen Decatur Award recipients. Shown here receiving their award from Coni Mayer.

Charlie & Jean Brune shown with their family and Stephen Decatur Hat.

Charlie & Jean Brune shown with their family and Stephen Decatur Hat.

Charles & Jean Brune holding Stephen Decatur Plaque in front of Commodore hat.

Charles & Jean Brune holding Stephen Decatur Plaque in front of Commodore hat.

Craig Coshow presenting The Small Business Award to Tami and Max Miller from Ritter's Flowers & Gifts.

Craig Coshow presenting The Small Business Award to Tami and Max Miller from Ritter's Flowers & Gifts.