On Jan. 28, the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 104th annual membership awards dinner at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, Grace College.
Jim Schellinger, Indiana Economic Development Corporation President, was the keynote speaker and included supporting details on the business and economic success in Indiana and Kosciusko County.
The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the major sponsors who help make this event successful: 1st Source Bank, Grace College and Seminary, Kosciusko Community Hospital, KEDCo, Parkview Warsaw, Warsaw Buick GMC and Wildman.
Also a thank you to our Award Sponsors Lake City Bank, CenturyLink, Old National Bank, Zimmer Biomet, PNC Bank, Farmers State Bank, KeyBank, 1st Source Bank and Times Union. Thank you to the 28 table sponsors for your investment and support. Visit www.kchamber.com for a full list of table sponsors.
We appreciate the following companies who donated products or services for the event: Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Singers, Reinholt’s Town Square Furniture, The Papers Inc., New Life Christian Church and World Outreach and Herman’s Christmasland. In addition, it was a pleasure to work with Warsaw Cut Glass, Reneker’s and Hand Industries, Mad Anthony’s Lake City Tap House, Noa Noa Wood Grill and Sushi Bar, Al Disbro and Trina Hoy, Brian Walsh of Oldies 101 WIOE and television student Beau Eckel of the Warsaw Area Career Center.
The annual awards dinner was very successful, thanks in large part to the Annual Dinner Task Force and our many volunteers. The task force included Chair Larry Easterday, Collier’s Heating and Air Conditioning; Becky Plummer, Staffmark; Stephanie Schmucker, 1st Source Bank; Emily Cowan, Kosciusko REMC; Brooke Hamstra, Thorne Insurance Morton Agency; and Sharon Doan, Polywood.
The volunteers included Chris Harrison and Indiana American Water team; Becky Plummer, Staffmark; Stephanie Schmucker, 1st Source Bank; Rick Kerlin, Kerlin Motors; Emily Cowan, Kosciusko REMC; and Marcia Erickson, Zing! Recruiting.
Congratulations to the following award winners:
- Business Leadership Network Employer of the Year, McDonald’s Detroit St. and Jalynn St. locations
- Service Business award, One Ten Craft Meatery
- Business award, Dahms & Yarian
- Entrepreneur award, Nextremity Solutions
- Industry award, Poly-Wood Inc.
- Ambassador of the Year, Brooke Hamstra
- Young Adult Professional of the Year, Cameron Plew
- Government Excellence award, Ron Robinson
- Man of the Year, Jon Sroufe
- Woman of the Year, Jane Wear
The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce would like to take the opportunity to thank the Board of Directors for their leadership and investment into the community. The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce is the advocate of business in stimulating economic growth and diversity, promoting educational excellence and coordinating action on issues of community importance.
Alyssa Lowe, Manager of Marketing and Communications, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce