Chamber Awards Luncheon: The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual awards Luncheon last Thursday. Congratulations are in order for Leeds High School Student, Alex Rawls, who received the Teen Volunteer of the Year award, Shaylene Burlage with St. Clair County Sav-a-Life who received the Volunteer of the Year award, Officer Dunn Mizell who received the First Responder of the Year award and Gary Hamm with BancorpSouth Bank who received the Ambassador of the Year award. Each of these recipients are very deserving in these awards and contribute much to our community. We truly appreciate their hard work and dedication to the greater Leeds area.
The chamber also recognized their 2017 sponsors as follows: Presenting Sponsor – City of Leeds, Corporate Partners – LeHigh Cement Company, Gold Sponsors – Brunson, Barnett & Sherrer, PC and Hubbell Power Systems, Inc., Silver Sponsor: UAB Medicine Leeds and Revocation Radio, Bronze Sponsors – adr Business & Marketing Strategies, Alabama Power Company, America’s First Credit Union, BancorpSouth Bank, Harsco Industrial IKG, Leeds Family Chiropractic, M & M Tax and Accounting and the Outlet Shops of Grand River.
The 2018 Chamber Board of Directors were sworn in by Leeds Municipal Judge Cliff Price and include: President – Brad Pool, Farmer’s Financial; 1st Vice-President – Rick Parker, LeHigh Cement; 2nd Vice-President – Anne Glidewell, Covenant Bank; Treasurer – Jeff Hudson, Standard Furniture; Immediate Past President – Dr. Rick Palma, Leeds Family Chiropractic; Board Members – Scott Barnett, Brunson, Barnett & Sherrer, PC; Jason Wilkens, Wal-Mart; Neva Reardon, Mum & Me Mercantile, LLC; Dona Bonnett, adr Business & Marketing Strategies; Antoinette Madison, Alabama Power Company; Scott Pellowski, State Farm; Scott Robinson, Chick-fil-A; Bill Morris, Leeds Water Works and Rev. Jacky Connell, Eden Westside Baptist Church. Standing and Ex-Officio Members include: Dickie Drake, State Representative; John Moore, Leeds City Schools; Slade Blackwell, State Senator; Brad Watson, City of Leeds, Mayor David Miller and Sandra McGuire, Executive Director. Christmas music was provided by Miss Leeds Area Bailey Keenum and Miss Leeds Area Outstanding Teen Zoe Champion.
All Photos Courtesy of Wally Bromberg