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.