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SACC gala annual award dinner was very successful

Plaques presented to gala winners


The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce had a very successful 2014 Annual “Spirit of Springville” awards banquet. It was a well attended event, complete with great food, easy-listening jazz music and the awarding of the first annual “Spirit of Springville” awards to three well-deserving winners: M&T Bank – 2014 Business of the Year, David Batterson Sr. – 2014 Citizen of the Year and James P. Oatman – 2014 Student of the Year.

All events sponsored by the chamber, including its annual banquet, would not be successful without the willingness and generosity of the many volunteers and donors, who consistently step forward to contribute their time, talents and donations to make each event more successful than the one before it.

I would like to especially acknowledge the following: Chairperson Anne Cooper, Co-Chairperson Deb Gernatt; ad sponsors: A 24-Hour Door National; B&B Homes; Amy Schmitt-Kingston, DDS; Community Bank; Concord Land Realty; Cooper Planning Group; Crosby Mart; InTomes Technical Service; The law office of Michael Benson (“J.P. You’re my hero,”) M&T Bank; McDonald’s; RJR Engineering and the Children’s League. Also, special thanks to the following silent auction donors: Apple Dumplin’, Carpet World, Concord Land Realty, Quality Time Stained Glass; Springville Hardware/Homewear, Wendel’s Poultry and Maple Products, Witter-Davis and White’s Appliances; Yorkshire Spirits, for spirits; Alli’s Inspired, for her signature candy bars and Sheret Jewelers, for their engraving expertise. Many thanks to Allison Kendall-McCool for her timeless efforts helping wherever and whenever needed, not only for the chamber, but also in the community.

If you are a chamber member and were unable to attend the banquet, please stop in at the chamber office to pick up your gift and 2014 membership plaque. Also, our new perpetual on-canvas Chamber Tree, which will also hang in the Chamber office, is waiting to be signed by all existing members, board members, annual award winners and incoming new members. The tree is a symbol of unity amongst all, exemplifying the common goal of working together to promote Springville’s commerce and showcasing all that is community has to offer. If you are not a chamber member yet and would like to obtain information about us or join, feel free to stop in and/or call 592-4746 or go to for more information. We, the chamber, are here to serve and assist you.

Springville Chamber of Commerce – “On the Go and On the Grow!” and “Why Not Springville – Why Not Now!”

Marsha Reding
Executive Director

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