Chamber hosts annual awards dinners; several businesses, individuals recognized
The Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner on Thursday, November 2, at the Butler County Education Complex.
Chamber President James Runion gave the introduction and thanked all that help our county and city.
“We are here to celebrate businesses,” stated Runion.
Runion and Chamber secretary Jessica Webb planned and organized the event.
Many businesses and citizens were recognized for their dedication and services to the community.
Mayor Billy Phelps and James Runion presented two videos (made by Jeremy Hack) - one promoting Morgantown and Butler County and the other an entertaining video of business owners showing off their dancing skills.
“Morgantown is a piece of paradise,” said Mayor Phelps.
The following businesses and individuals were recognized:
Outstanding Small Business of the Year: Dr. Hammad and staff
Outstanding Student of the Year: BCHS student Claire Coleman
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year: Jeff Poston and family
Outstanding Nonprofit Civic Group: Trail Town Taskforce
Outstanding Agriculture Group: Green River Feed Mill
Outstanding Improvement Award: Hood’s Market
Outstanding Community Leader Award: Don Sullivan
Outstanding Industrial Business of the Year: Morgantown Freight
"We want to thank all the sponsors that helped in making this awards ceremony a success," said Runion.
The following local businesses sponsored this year's Chamber awards program:
*Gold Sponsors: Farm Bureau, City of Morgantown, Morgantown Bank and Trust, Chad’s Body Shop and Wreaker Service, PBI Bank, and Morgantown Utilities
*Silver Sponsor: Henderson’s Surveying
*Gift Card Sponsors: Morgantown Bank and Trust, Chad’s Body Shop, Drake’s Farm Service, and Laurie Keen Photography
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Story and photos by Amy Smith-Thomas, for Beech Tree News.