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Chamber presents awards at annual dinner

Mac Wright Business of the Year Citizen of the Year......JIM GILLEY

By Tamas Mondovics

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce was pleased to presents several awards during its annual business and awards dinner last month. According to Jeannie Countiss the well-attended banquet coupled with a prime rib and salmon dinner was once again held at RedTail Mountain Resort, Highway 421 South in Mountain City.Guests enjoyed and evening of celebration and awards ceremony recognizing several outstanding members of the community.

The Mac Wright Citizen of the Year Award went to JIM GILLEY for his efforts in the community. The Mary Nave Ahrends Volunteer of the Year Award winner, picked each year by the chamber president, was ELLEN WATKINS. This year’s Business of the Year Award went to MOUNTAIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC.

This Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and
civil welfare of the Johnson County area.  Its mission statement includes, “The Chamber shall encourage the growth of existing industries and businesses while giving all proper assistance to any new firm or individual seeking to locate in the Johnson County area. Of course, the Chamber of Commerce is not only a local organization but also a national organization.

“We appreciate our members and are thankful for the support of local residents whose commitment to the community supports the chambers success community.”

For more information about the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce please visit