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Chamber Dinner: Former Mayor among JC Chamber annual awards recipients

Submitted by Jeannie Countiss

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual awards dinner, June 7th at First Christian Church Life Center.
“The event was well attended and a wonderful dinner was provided by the Pickled Beet,” Jeannie Countiss said.
Chamber President Gina Meade presented a look at the upcoming projects the Chamber is working on.
The July 4th celebration in Ralph Stout Park and parade, a Truck ad Tractor Pull, July 20th in the Chamber park are a couple of fun events planned.

Annual awards recipients:
•Mac Wright Citizen of the Year presented by Frank Arnold to Larry Potter.
•The Mary Nave Ahrends Volunteer of the Year award presented by Gina Meade to John Payne.
•The Business of the Year award presented by Steve Bishop to
Big John’s Closeouts.

Each presenter described the meaning of the awards and how they came about. All recipients were very pleased and surprised.
The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce’ offices are based in the Welcome Center located in Mountain City, which is the Johnson County seat. The Chamber is a business network to
further the interests of our members by advocating on their behalf. It is dedicated to the social and economic improvement of our business members and our
local community. It supports and sponsors many community events.
Town and communities associated with Chamber’s functions include Butler, Laurel Bloomery, Mountain City Neva, Shady Valley and Trade.
Johnson County boasts of being known as Mountain and Lake Country rich with protected natural resources for outdoor adventure destination for the whole family to visit, play and stay.