The Independence Chamber honored several people with awards at their annual banquet last Saturday night.
The Buchanan County Salvation Army was presented with the Project of the Year Award for their Red Kettle Campaign, which raised a record-breaking $42,000.
Daryl Roberts was honored with the Jeannie Neeley Mentor of the Year Award.
David Lang was named the Teacher of the Year.
The Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Anna Mae Pentecost.
Andrew Higgins of Circle 8 Cyclery was declared the Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year.
BankIowa was named the Business of the Year.
And Rob C. Robinson was inducted into the Independence Chamber Hall of Fame. Robinson will serve as the Grand Marshal for Independence’s Fourth of July Parade this summer.