By Naomi Hatch
Members of the Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce honored Joe Bjornn of State Farm Insurance and Anna Brubaker of Silver Creek Mortuary as the 2013 Business Man and Woman of the Year at the annual Awards Banquet held March 19.
Large Business of the Year went to National Bank of Arizona, Medium Business of the Year to The Carriage House, Small Business of the Year to Stock Up Feed & Tack, and Non-Profit of the Year to the Snowflake-Taylor Lions Club.
Chamber members select nominees from among their ranks in January and in February each business has an opportunity to vote for a business in each category.
Chamber Executive Director Charlotte Hatch selected Clint Burden for the Executive Director’s Award because he is always willing to help the chamber and the community, he is always smiling and he is a great example.
Chamber President JoAnne Guderian selects a person to receive the President’s Award given in appreciation of outstanding service to the chamber and the community. The 2013 President’s Award was presented to Olivia Bently, who is extremely active in the community, and is always willing to step in and provide flowers.
Shining Star Awards are given to individuals in appreciation of their outstanding service in the community, not just to the chamber. These went to Kara Schroeder and Carole Owens.
The theme of this year’s dinner was “Up,” because there are so many definitions of the word, about 30 in the dictionary, according to Hatch.
Master chefs Bev and John Kay provided a delicious steak dinner, and Guderian provided the salmon. Patty Matyas provided decorations, and Clint Burden, the sound system and music for the evening. The dinner was sponsored by Arizona Public Service Co.
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By Naomi Hatch