On the Trenton Space Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on June 4, President Debbie Carman reviewed the final yr and acknowledged that plans had been made to carry the banquet in March 2020, after which COVID-19 got here alongside.
Carman mentioned it was a troublesome yr, however “the present should go on.” The neighborhood rose to the problem to maintain Trenton going.
Chamber Board of Administrators Chairperson Andy Cox commented there had been ups and downs, however issues are going up now. Nevertheless, he famous it might take loads of work as a neighborhood working collectively to construct again.
Chamber Ambassadors Chairperson Jeanie Griffin acknowledged the efforts of Ambassador Joe Brinser, who died in February. However, she mentioned, “his dedication and love for his neighborhood was never-ending,” and the ambassadors needed to do one thing in his reminiscence.
Ron Dougan gained the drawing for a Kansas Metropolis Royals Suite, which CFM Insurance coverage donated. Angela Stevenson gained the 50/50 drawing, and he or she donated her half of $326 again to the chamber. Dillon Harp gained the door prize.
Auctioneer Michael Witten took bids on objects to lift funds for subsequent yr’s banquet. Hy-Vee catered the meal, and Trenton Excessive Faculty soccer gamers helped with serving and cleanup. As well as, the band Gradual Leak carried out.
Two pillars of the neighborhood had been acknowledged on the Trenton Space Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on June 4th. M. G. Kennedy and Dan Wilford had been initially to obtain the awards final yr, however that banquet was canceled as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. It was determined they and recipients of different chamber awards from final yr could be acknowledged this yr.
M. G. Kennedy acknowledged that Trenton “had form of a troublesome time within the final yr.”
Kennedy inspired everybody to volunteer with Dan Wilford, saying that he needed to serve folks years in the past.
He has put into follow the mottos of the Lions and Rotary golf equipment, which each take care of serving others.
Wilford is goal-oriented and has completed most of the objectives he set for himself. He inspired others to set objectives.
Wilford additionally inspired folks to work collectively to perform what’s perceived as unimaginable.
Awards had been additionally offered to 2 companies of the yr and a company of the yr at June 4th’s Trenton Space Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.
Chamber President Debbie Carman mentioned the honorees had “gone above and past” for the neighborhood.
Two companies of the yr and a company of the yr had been acknowledged at June 4th’s Trenton Space Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.
Classic Vines was one of many companies of the yr, and homeowners Rachel and Sena Arnold accepted the award. Sena Arnold mentioned they had been shocked to get the award.
Duane Urich and Jen Hottes accepted the award for the Black Silo Vineyard, which was the opposite enterprise of the yr. Duane Urich.
The group of the yr was Elks Lodge Quantity 801. Exalted Ruler Harry Kately and Matt Roberts accepted the award. Matt Roberts mentioned he’s pleased with what the Elks can do for the neighborhood and acknowledged the Scouts.
Roberts talked concerning the Elks utilizing a $2,000 grant to assist purchase garments, footwear, and hygiene objects for the Bulldog Closet for Trenton college students.
He additionally hopes to have a cell dental unit again in Trenton. The unit was supposed for use on the town final yr earlier than the pandemic hit.
Pillars of the neighborhood had been additionally named at June 4th’s Trenton Space Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.
Final yr’s banquet was canceled because of the pandemic, so the 2020 recipients had been acknowledged on June 4th.