A representative from the office of Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, Jack Brubaker, recognized Blanchester Area Chamber of Commerce honorees — from left, Paul Casteel, Lisa Beach, Leigh Jones and Parker Beebe — at Tuesday night’s 62nd annual meeting and dinner held at the high school.
The Wilmington News Journal was well-represented with, from left, Media Sales Executive Sasha Collins (with son Adrian); Publisher Bud Hunt (in back, and BDK’s Darrell Kingsland is to his right); and Media Sales Director Elizabeth Mattingly. Editor Tom Barr was behind the camera.
A big crowd attended the chamber dinner held at the high school.
Smiles abound at the McDonald’s table.
Clinton County Commissioner Pat Haley and wife Brenda (pictured) attended the event, as did commissioners Brenda Woods and Kerry Steed.
A large crowd came out to the 62nd annual Blanchester Chamber meeting and dinner held at Blanchester High School.
The registration table was kept busy Tuesday evening.
Happy faces at the Do-Wop Rod & Custom table.
Shown, veterans from the American Legion Marion Post 179 Honor Guard prepare to present the colors. Also Tuesday evening, Chamber Vice President Toni Barnes gave the welcome and introduced emcee and Chamber President Mike Malott; Chester Wilson led the Pledge of Allegiance; and Phil Nelson gave the invocation. During the event a special presentation was given to attendees by Erin Whitaker and Jim West, who are members of the committee spearheading the drive to pursue a pool and recreation center for Blanchester.
Leigh Jones, left, was presented with the 2017 Businesswoman of the Year honor. She was introduced by Rhonda Hauke.
Parker Beebe was recognized with the Businessman of the Year award. Introducing him was Mike Homan.
Paul Casteel was named Citizen of the Year. He was introduced by his wife, son, and father-in-law.
Lisa Beach, left, was honored with the Community Choice Award. She was introduced by Toni Barnes.
Blanchester Area Chamber of Commerce President Mike Malott, left, introduced Joe Bengoechea, a representative from U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers’ office who presented recognition to, from left, 2017 chamber honorees Paul Casteel, Lisa Beach, Leigh Jones and Parker Beebe.
A representative from the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, Joe Bengoechea, recognized Blanchester Area Chamber of Commerce honorees — from left, Paul Casteel, Lisa Beach, Leigh Jones and Parker Beebe — at Tuesday night’s 62nd annual meeting and dinner held at the high school. For more photos of the event, please visit wnewsj.com.