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2022 Annual Awards Gala

Seated from the left, Bernice Dysard, accepting Volunteer of the Year on behalf of Barbara Covert; Pam Grugan, ATHENA Award; Joe Brenneman of Brenneman’s Meat Market, Entrepreneurial Success Award. Standing, Mike Scott of Arize Federal Credit Union, Business of the Year; Jordan Canner, HAHS band director, Educator of the Year; immediate past Chamber chair Mike Simone; current Chamber chair Amanda Jenkins; Joy Myers on behalf of Penn Highlands Huntingdon, Customer Service Award; Ted Aurand, David K. Goodman Jr. Community Service Award.

We had a beautiful evening last night a Trophy Mountain Lodge, Weddings & Events. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather to spend time on the deck mingling with friends and taking in the beauty of the location. The meal prepared by Cassville Country Store & Restaurant was outstanding and received many compliments from attendees. Cocktails were served by ReKlaimed Vines Winery/ Defiant Distillery.

Thanks to our sponsors for helping us make this evening special! Premier Sponsors: Arize Federal Credit Union and Mutual Benefit Group; Gold Sponsor: ACCO Brands; Beverage Sponsor: Keller Engineers: Silver Sponsors: Brenneman’s Meat Market, Kish Bank, First National Bank, and Community State Bank; Centerpiece Sponsor: Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.

Chair of the Board, Amanda Jenkins, welcomed guests and did the invocation. After the meal, and some comments from Amanda, we moved on to the highlight of the evening…. the award presentations. Once again we presented seven awards to outstanding businesses and individuals. Immediate Past Board Chair and Chair of the Event Committee, Mike Simone was the emcee for the ceremony.

The Educator of the Year Award presented by Juniata College President James Troha was sponsored by Juniata College and was received by Jordan Canner from Huntingdon Area School District. Click here for more details.

The David K. Goodman, Jr. Community Service Award was sponsored by Huntingdon Elks Lodge #976 and was presented by Exalted Ruler, Dave Wessels. This award was presented to Ted Aurand who this year retired after over 50 years of service to the Huntingdon Community Center. Click here to read more.

The Entrepreneurial Success Award was sponsored by Cassville Country Store and Restaurant and presented by Markie Varner to Brennaman’s Meat Market. Click here to read more.

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a Chamber Volunteer for going “above and beyond.” This award was sponsored by Arize Federal Credit Union and presented by Michael Scott to honor Barbara Covert for her service to the Chamber. Click here to read more.

The Customer Service Award sponsored by Bonney Forge Corp. was presented to Penn Highlands Huntingdon. Hospital CEO Joe Myers accepted the award. Click here to read more.

The Business of the Year Award sponsored by Valley Rural Electric was presented by Diana McClure of Keller Engineers. Keller Engineers was the 2018 recipient of this award. This award was presented to Arize Federal Credit Union. Click here to read more.

The last award of the evening was the ATHENA Leadership Award. This recipient had no idea that she would be receiving this prestigious award. The ATHENA Award was presented by Event Committee members and past award recipients, Mary Jane Smith and Ann Dunlavy. The 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient is Pam Grugan. Click here to read more. This award was sponsored by Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Geisinger, Grier School, Hickes Associates, Inc., Lincoln Caverns, Inc. & Whisper Rocks, MiCamp Solutions LLC, MJEM’s Photos, TEAM Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and World Marketing of
America, Inc. Click here to read more.

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate these award recipients. Congratulations to all the 2022 award recipients!


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