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Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
Jan. 27, 2007
2007 Awards & Installation Banquet
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Chad Smith
(Cherokee Principal Chief) Was Keynote Speaker
Previous Coverage:
Chief Chad Smith
Next Chamber meeting is
Feb. 1st
With Identity Theft As Topic
A large crowd attended the annual Chamber banquet at CHS which had been delayed a week by bad weather.
Out-going Chamber President Steve Howe (left) passed the gavel to new Chamber President Terry Due Saturday night Jan. 27th, 2007.
The 2007 Chamber Officer were sworn in. There are L-R: President Terry Due, President-Elect Bill Roten, Vice-President Stacy Brown and Secretary-Treasurer Billie Francis (who was unable to attend).
Bonus Awards -- Collinsville Downtown Inc. (CDI) was given an opportunity to present some of their own awards at the Chamber banquet Saturday. Buel Anglen (left) and Chief Chad Smith accepted one of CDI's 2006 awards for the "Premier Partnership" with the Cherokee Nation.
The City of Collinsville awards from CDI were accepted by Mayor Stan Sallee.
Larry Shafer (left) was voted the 2006 Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year.
Several of my awards photos did not turn out so I have just a few below but a complete list of winners in the table below.
Bill Johnson and Pam Webb
Judy Herald
Shirley Benedict for VVEC
Steve Howe gave his farewell address wrapping up his year of leading the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce.
Mary Risley
2007 Chamber of Commerce Awards
Gold Key Award for making a substantial investment in our community
Victory Energy
Doug's Grill
Community Church
Christian Church
Jalapeno Grill
Youth Award in appreciation of your time and effort with the youth of our community John Hamlin
Bob Cottingim
Mike McElroy
Jay Crutchfield
Ambassador Award in appreciation of your outstanding representation of Collinsville in a positive light outside the community. Pam Polk
Pam Webb
Bill Johnson
Community Service Award in appreciation of your contributions and dedication to the community. Bob Cottingim
Cory Slagle
Nancy Phelps
Susan Babbitt
Mary Risley
Daniel Boggs
Education Award in appreciation of your dedication to the education of our youth. Judy Herald
Jackie Taile
Bill Thomas
President's Award VVEC
First Baptist Church
Church of Nazarene
Phil & Memory Ostrander
Member of the Year Larry Shafer
Bob Cottingim
Bill Thomas
Officer Daniel Boggs and his wife won the gas grill provided by VVEC.
Terry Due gave his remarks as he begins his year leading the Chamber.