The Madison County Chamber of Commerce annual chamber banquet was another success last week.
Chamber Director Kyle Wright said the attendance this year was about the same as last year with 130 from various businesses and the community.
“We were happy with the way things went Friday and everyone got a chance to mingle during the banquet,” said Wright.
During the banquet the chamber recognized outgoing board member, Sue Tomlinson, new board member Christy Schulthess and two who were re-elected, Rick Polete and Denny Henke.
Tony Tomlinson mentioned some of the new events the chamber organized, including the Zombie Run, which is in conjunction with Freakytown, the craft fair, and Heroes on Holiday Patrol.
The Chamber Ambassador of the Year award was presented to Jennifer Penuel of Madison Medical Center, Business of the Year was presented to The Mustard Seed Mercantile, the Helping Hands Award went to Sharon and Keith Settle and the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Phillip Beyer.
The Democrat News Distinguished Community Service Award was presented to David Ward. The KREI-KTJJ 110 Percent Award was presented to Teri Moss for her work with Feed the Families, and the Froggy 96 Elite Service Award went to Fredericktown Police Capt. Eric Hovis.
Wright said the chamber sponsored a trivia night immediately after the banquet.
“There were seven teams who participated during trivia. Trivia night went really well,” said Wright.
Wright said the MAC team won the trivia contest.