The Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation, which is held in January allows The Chamber to reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year, announce goals for the next 11 months and includes the official swearing in of the incoming Boards of Directors of The Chamber and the The Chamber Foundation.
Sponsors for the 2016 Annual Meeting were:
Value Drug Company
Altoona-Blair County Airport
Fanelli Willett Law Offices
Keller Engineers, Inc.
MacInnis Group, LLC T/A Pennstress
New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc.
Altoona-Blair County Development Corp.
Altoona Grand Hotel
Altoona Lung Specialists
American Eagle Paper Mills
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
M & T Bank
Penn State Altoona
Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc.
Saint Francis University
Stuckey Ford & Stuckey Subaru
Young, Oakes, Brown & Company
-- The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment ... women and men who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and who also open paths so that others may follow. Sponsor for the ATHENA Award is First Commonwealth Bank.
-- The Donna D. Gority Servant Leadership Award was created to honor individuals within Blair County who demonstrate ongoing servant leadership. Servant leadership is a practical philosophy, which supports people who choose to serve first, and then lead, as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions. Sponsor of the Donna D. Gority Servant Leadership Award is Reliance Bank
-- The George Award was created to honor an individual who has improved the community through volunteer efforts and who has received little or no publicity or recognitionfor their efforts. Sponsor of the George Award is Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries.
-- The Small Business Person of the Year Award is given to a business person with 50 or fewer employees who has demonstrated staying power, positive response to adversity, community involvement and ethical business practices. Sponsor of the Small Business Person of the Year Award is First National Bank.
-- The Joseph P. Rosenhammer Chamber Spirit Award was created to pay tribute to a longtime Chamber Member who personifies the best characteristics of a business person -- altruism, ethics and selflessness. Nominees should be members in good standing with The Chamber, actively involved in some Chamber programs and easily recognized as an advocate of The Chamber in the business community. Sponsor of the Joseph P. Rosenhammer Chamber Spirit Award is P. Joseph Lehman, Inc.
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