We are happy to honor the following individuals and business as our "Of The Year" winners for 2018. This community is full of amazing people who give so much to ensure a brighter future, and we are honored to recognize them. They join a long legacy of community support and citizenship. We will be awarding prizes at the dinner and they will be taking part in the Rend Lake Water Festival Parade on May 5th.
Thank you to our chamber members for taking the time to nominate this year's winners.
Citizen of the Year: Jayna Hart
Educator of the Year: Dana Kalaher
I would love to offer my sincere gratitude to the Benton Chamber of Commerce for such a wonderful evening Jan. 23, 2018. Thank you to the members who nominated me for the award of Educator of The Year. It is truly an honor. When prominent members of the community take time to notice their teachers, it means more than you may know.
Business of the Year: Pate Funeral Home
View all past winners here...
Annual Dinner Committee
Chairman: Lauren Johnson
Theresa Bates, Loretta Ellis, Rhonda Gilbreath, Melissa Hopfinger, Sharon Hubbard, Karen Mullins, Natalie Shurtz, Kathy Storey, Troy Ray & Jessica Whitlow.
This year, we were excited to host Upstage Productions, a Murder Mystery Troupe, to provide entertainment for our guests. The crowd loved the actors and really got into their roles to solve the mystery of the 'Murder on the Disoriented Express'.