Independence Chamber Holds Awards Banquet

The Independence Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet Saturday night.  Several awards were given out.  Buchanan County Health Center CEO Steve Slessor accepted the “Project of the Year” award:

Slessor says the Buchanan County Health Center continues to grow:

Jenny Beatty was named “Teacher of the Year”; The “Citizen of the Year” award went to Tracy Belle and Wild Thunder Animal Rescue; Kriss McGraw of S and K Collectables was named “Business person of the Year”; Pipestone Veterinary Clinic was named “Business of the Year” and Vicki McClintock was inducted into the Independence Chamber Hall of Fame.

Executive Director Christian Lutz says the event is a great way to recognize chamber members and kick off the new year:

And of course they are looking forward to their biggest event of the year – Independence Day:

The Independence Chamber Banquet was held at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center.