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Chamber recognizes community members for contributions


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Surrounded by festive decor, Geri Anthony was awarded Citizen of the Year at the Chamber's annual awards banquet on Saturday.

Cheyenne County community members were recognized at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet held Saturday in Sidney.

The banquet was held at Buffalo Point restaurant, with B.J. Wilkinson acting as the master of ceremonies and Chamber Chairman Andrew Hurt recognizing the majority of award recipients.

As outgoing chairman, Hurt passed the gavel Kelli Chaon, who will act as the 2017 Chamber Chairman. Chaon works with Wheat Belt Public Power District in Sidney.

Following dinner and awards, event attendees were serenaded by the evenings entertainment provided by the Jazz Spiders of Denver.

The following community members were recognized with awards:

New Business of the Year: Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill

Outstanding Customer Service Award: Finny's Ace Hardware

E.K.Yanney Award: Hal Enevoldsen

Citizen of the Year: Geri Anthony

Business Revitalization: Aliens and Strangers Music

Economic Development Project of the Year: Love's Travel Stop

Community Leader Award: Greg Huck

Community Impact Award: Quad/Graphics Blue SoHo

Supporter of the Year: Cabela's World's Foremost Outfitter

Ralph Olsen-Member of the Year- Matt Heinz

Edna Anderson Award- Sally Harris

Friend of Tourism- Drew Enevoldsen

Main Street Award recipients:

Interior Improvement Commercial Award of Excellence- Greg Huck

Retail Event of the Year (honorable mention)- Girl's Day Out.


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