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