Chamber celebrates 77 years

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 03:04 PM.

Boyer’s award was the last on a night during which nearly 200 attendees feasted on food from Sunset Coastal Grille, enjoyed their favorite beverage and saluted a year of forward progress.

Outgoing board president Guerry Magidson – Magidson, Dave Ashbrook, Steve Newman and Johanna White will leave the board – noted that the Chamber had added members, expanded its reach more fully to Wewahitchka and by year’s end had become a free-standing Chamber with economic development under a new organization.

Magidson said site visits by potential new businesses had increased during the past year and that the Chamber is on solid footing heading into 2013.

“I want to thank all the board members for all their work this year,” Magidson said.

The “Business of the Year” was awarded to Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend, Inc.

The charitable non-profit provides job training, education and employment to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, said Brooke Lochore, vice president for public relations with the Tallahassee office of Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend, Inc.

The Port St. Joe Goodwill store is a success story within the organization, which covers 22 counties.



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