The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce recently saw stars. Lot and lots of them as they gathered to recognize the hard working and dedicated volunteers who served over the past year at their Annual Meeting & Installation Banquet.
Members entered the Great American Casino to enjoy Red Carpet treatment, as adoring fans on both sides of the “velvet ropes” cheered and took flash photo after photo of their favorite Chamber Celebrities.
They took a look at their year in review, installed their Board of Directors and acknowledged the achievements and support of the greatest volunteers in the country.
The following were recognized for their “above and beyond service” to the Chamber and to the community:
Ambassadors Spirit Award
- Patty Huesers, Northwest Skin Center
Ambassadors Rising Star Award
- Mark Mattingly, Country Financial
Ambassadors Can-Do Award
- Cindy Sims, TwinStar Credit Union
Ambassador of the Year
- Shawn Gagnon, Weinand & Associates, CPA’s
Outgoing Board Members, David Lobban, Lobban Photography, Shawn Gagnon, Weinand & Associates, CPA’s and Vicky Nelson, Harborstone Credit Union were thanked for serving their full terms.
Chamber staff honored outgoing Chair of the Board, Jim Charboneau, and welcomed incoming Chair, Nadine Hamilton.
The 2013-14 Executive Committee is as follows:
- Nadine Hamilton, ACC-Tech, Chair of the Board
- Kieran Murry, Ignite-U 365, Vice Chair of the Board
- Ken Leonard, America’s Credit Union, Treasurer
- Donn Tyler, Lakewood Hardware & Paint, Secretary
- Jim Charboneau, Country Kennels, Past Chair
The 2013-14 Board of Directors are:
- Greg Bakamis, Great American Casino
- Jerry Kadolph, Walmart
- Michelle Graham, Graham & Graham Eldercare Associates
- Brian Harding, The Plumbing & Drain Company
- Carl Kilpatrick, Coleman American Allied Moving Services
- Karen Lytle, Umpqua Bank
- Dave McMullan, Quality 1st Pest Solutions
- Tammy Steele, Mary Kay Independent Sales Director
The Small Business of the Year was Lakewood Hardware and Paint. The Large Business of the Year went to America’s Credit Union.