Stephenville Chamber honors local businesses, community leaders at annual banquet



STEPHENVILLE (February 26, 2016) – Once again the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce did it big with their annual chamber banquet, which honors community members and local businesses as well as raising money for the chambers numerous events throughout the year.

“I want to extend a huge thanks to our amazing Chamber staff and all our fabulous Chamber Ambassadors and Members for making tonight’s All That Jazz Big Band Celebration such a festive and successful event,” Stephenville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director July Danley said Friday evening. “We are blessed beyond measure to live and serve in Stephenville among such generous, supportive people! We look forward to investing the funds raised into valuable programs and resources to benefit our members and the community!”

This year’s big winners are as follows:

• Beulah Brown Ambassador of the Year: Melissa Divin (presented by Emily Roberson, past recipient)
Member awards presented by Chamber Board Chair Steve Patterson:

• Rising Star Award: Easter Air (Chris & Sheila Williams)

• Shining Spur Award: TexasBank Stephenville (L.V. Coffee and Team)

• Blazing Boot Award: SMSC (Dr. Frank Terrell, Dr. Gokul, Dr. Kevin Kerr, Dr. Ben Marcum, Dr. Miranda Nash, Dr. Nadine Rose, Donita Jones, JoAnn Shipman)
Ag Award presented by Chamber Ag Committee Chair Dr. Whit Weems:

• Agriculture Producer of the Year: Kow Castle Holsteins (Stanley and Brenda Haedge)

• Entrepreneur of Agriculture: Thomson Services (Colin and April Thomson)

• Friend of Agriculture: Lone Star Ag Credit (Tommy Keith, Gerrit Schouten and Team)

All photos by Amanda Akins Photography

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