The coronavirus pandemic played havoc with the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. After months of waiting and reorganizing it became a breakfast event held at the Manitou Moose Lodge on Wednesday.
The ceremonies included recognition of the Business of the Year, the Smith Sawyer Smith Agency.
Odell Lumber was honored in the Emerging Business of the Year category.
Owner Trent Odell.
Evan Gottschalk of First Federal Savings Bank was awarded the Business Professional of the Year.
Gottschalk gave credit to two mentors who joined him at the breakfast.
The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce with an award that involves direct impact to their organization, the Chamber Volunteer of the Year which was presented to Janet West with Beacon Credit Union.
The final presentation of the breakfast didn’t just honor a past year of accomplishments. It recognized a lifetime of contributions in Fulton County. Mark and Joyce Sroufe were presented with the Community Service Award.
A long list of accolades highlighted the Sroufe’s efforts including the Mill Creek Golf Course, Woodlawn Hospital and the walking trail, the original brick walk at Manitou Mountaiin and at the Fulton County Library. Woodlawn Hospital’s Serenity Garden and development of Centennial Park, just to name a few.
Mark Sroufe complimented the community and joked they’ve been around awhile.