[Masthead] Fair and Breezy ~ 80°F  
High: 85°F ~ Low: 47°F
Friday, May 6, 2016

Recognition Banquet Held

Friday, February 22, 2008

(Photo)
Businesses recognized - At the Recognition banquet held Feb. 16 at the Cherokee campus of Western Iowa Tech, individuals accepted certificates of appreciation for businesses and facilities that opened, expanded or changed management during the previous year. In front, left to right, are Nikki Thunder of Danny's Sports Spot; Bernice McIntosh and Fran Briggs of the Cleghorn Community Center. In back, left to right, are Mark Schuett and John Nitz of American Natural Soy; Ed Otto of Family Table Restaurant; Tim Haupert of HyVee Pharmacy and Gifts; Aaron DeVos of HyVee Drug Store; Kim Barritt and Ginny Bunt of Quilt N Kaboodle; and Sam Bhukta of Super 8 Motel. Photo by Ken Ross
The Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce held their annual Recognition Banquet, honoring area businesses and individuals, on Saturday Feb. 16 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee.

Wayne Morris was named Cherokee's Citizen of the Year at the banquet (see story elsewhere), and several recently-opened or remodeled businesses also received recognition for their contributions to the economy of the area.

(Photo)
Western Iowa Coop - Western Iowa Coop was honored by the City of Washta at the awards banquet. Presenting the award was Donald Parrott (left), mayor of Washta. Accepting were Mark Todd (center), Washta manager, and Jack Cronin, general manager.
(Photo)
The Pizza Ranch - Ron and Melinda Rosewall of the Pizza Ranch in Marcus were recognized by Marcus For Progress Main Street Program at the awards banquet. Presenting on behalf of Marcus For Progress was Kyle Pingrey.
(Photo)
Fran Briggs recognized - Fran Briggs (right) was recognized by the Cleghorn Community Center at the awards banquet for her efforts on behalf of the new community center. Bernice McIntosh presented the award.
(Photo)
Harvest International - Harvest International was recognized by the Cherokee Industrial Corporation at the awards banquet. Accepting for Harvest International was Jeff Sivinski (left). Presenting on behalf of CIC was Brenda Perrin.
(Photo)
Spice Rack and Cherokee Recording Studio - David and Julie Klee, owners of the Spice Rack and the Cherokee Recording Studio, were recognized by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at the awards banquet on Saturday. The award was presented by Tim Gaydo.
(Photo)
First Coop - First Coop was recognized by the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation at the awards banquet. Accepting for First Coop was Jim Sunde (left). Presenting on behalf of CAEDC was Terry Graybill.
(Photo)
The Book Vine - The Book Vine was one of two businesses recognized by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at the awards banquet on Saturday. Jomi Anderson accepted on behalf of the Book Vine. Owners Jay and Mollie Loughlin were at the state high school wrestling tournament on Saturday where their son, Nick, was competing. The award was presented by Tim Gaydo.
(Photo)
Jake's Sports Lounge - Jake Schutt (left), owner of Jake's Sports Lounge, was recognized by the Aurelia Economic Development Corporation at the awards banquet. Presenting the award was Roger Redig.



Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: