Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:19

For the 92nd time the Glasgow Barren County Chamber of Commerce gathered last night at the Cave City Convention Center  for their annual meeting to celebrate achievements, install officers and enjoy fellowship.  Outgoing President Jim Lee served as the master of ceremonies, and he commended the team effort our community makes:

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The gavel was passed to Bill Kindred, CEO of T.J. Samson Hospital, who told those in attendance that the chamber strives to provide value for the members that support it

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A number of awards were given last night…3 Ernie awards were given.  Ernie recipients are Matt Gumm of Alliance Corporation, Bill Green with Sustainable Glasgow and Glenview Healthcare.

Administrative Professional of the year, Tommie Birge, Glasgow City Clerk

Ambassador of the Year is Anne Hutchinson of South Central Bank

The Sybil Leamon Volunteer of the Year is Kristen Turner

Outstanding Citizen of the Year is Community Relief Director Sue Haynes

Farmer of the year, sponsored by Southern States, is Don Kinslow who operates a family farm that milks over 750 head of cattle three times per day

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Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Citizens First Bank, was awarded to Square Deal Lumber Company, a 121 year old entity that has served Park City, Cave City, Horse Cave and Glasgow.

Bill Bucher spoke in behalf of the company:

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The Protogenia Woman of Achievement Award, sponsored by Goodman Chevrolet, Cadillac, Nissan was awarded to Laura Belcher of T.J. Samson Hospital.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by the always enjoyable  Barrens Big Band



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