Approximately 80 business professionals gathered for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Luncheon 2015 to celebrate the Chamber and community accomplishments.
Mayor David Miller presented the Posthumous Award in memory of Charcey Glenn to Daryl-Marie Barkley on behalf of the Barkley-Glenn family.
Anne Glidewell of Covenant Bank presented the Ambassador of the Year award to Christy Ellard with Chick-fil-A.
Dr. Rick Palma with Leeds Family Chiropractic presented the President’s Award to Dona Bonnett with adr Business & Marketing Strategies.
Dr. Rick Palma presented the Non-Profit Club/Organization of the Year Award to the Leeds Lions Club with Betty Forman accepting the award on behalf of the club.
Rick Parker with LeHigh Cement Company presented the Business of the Year award to Scott Pellowski – State Farm.
Brad Pool with Farmer’s Insurance presented the Citizen of the Year Award to Toby Banks for his enthusiasm, spirit and commitment to Leeds.
Mayor Miller presented the gavel to Dr. Rick Palma for serving as Chamber President for 2015.
Mayor challenged and installed the Chamber board and officers for 2016.
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Luncheon 2015
Corporate Sponsors were presented an appreciation plaque for their chamber support for 2015 as follows:
Presenting Sponsor: City of Leeds
Corporate Partners: LeHigh Cement Company and Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C.
Gold Sponsor: Hubbell Power Systems, Inc., Bronze Sponsors: adr Business & Marketing Strategies, Alabama Power Company, America’s First Credit Union, Harsco Industrial, IKG, Leeds Family Chiropractic, M & M Tax Accounting, The Outlet Shops of Grand River and BancorpSouth.
Hubbell Power Systems, Inc., Alabama Power Company, America’s First Credit Union, Harsco Industrial, IKG, M & M Tax Accounting and The Outlet Shops of Grand River not pictured.
We would like to congratulate each award recipient and thank each of our corporate sponsors. We would also like to thank each Chamber Officer and Board Member for serving this year.
Board Members who are rotating off of the Chamber Board are Kelly Washburn with Show Ur Tees and Chesley Payne with Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C.
2016 Chamber Officers and Board of Directors:
President – Dr. Rick Palma (Leeds Family Chiropractic)
1st Vice-President – Brad Pool (Farmer’s Insurance)
2nd Vice-President – Rick Parker (LeHigh Cement Company)
Secretary – Anne Glidewell (Covenant Bank)
Immediate Past President – Jeff Hudson (Standard Furniture)
Board of Directors
Vicky Dean ( Laney’s Restaurant)
Kristy Hall (UAB Leeds)
Jeannie Cole (The Outlet Shops of Grand River)
Bill Morris (Leeds Water Works)
Amy Rice (St. Vincent’s Health Systems)
Dr. Michelle Davis (Michelle Davis Dental)
John Moore (Leeds City Schools)
Scott Barnett (Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C.)
Hodge Patterson (BancorpSouth Bank)
Arthur Phillips (The River 94.1)
Representative Dickie Drake
Senator Slade Blackwell
Mayor David Miller
Kevin Fouts (City of Leeds)
Executive Director – Sandra McGuire
Photography by Dona Bonnett – adr Business & Marketing Strategies
This message is brought to you by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Leeds, Alabama, the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and how the Chamber can support your business, please contact Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at 205.699.5001 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.