John Wood took over as chairman of the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce during their annual banquet Thursday night at the American Legion Building in Benson.
2015 chairman William Neighbors was recognized for his work during the past year. A number of awards were also presented.
The civic organization award winners at the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce banquet from left, (front row) Volunteer of the Year Cyndy Denning Langdon, Public Service Employee of the Year Glenn Core, Public Service Employee of the Year Kimberly Pickett, Humanitarian Award recipient Hampton Johnson, Outstanding Woman Marilyn Brickmeier, (back row) Arts Award recipient D.H. Johnson, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Sgt. Randy Lucas, Firefighter of the Year Ryan Sloan, Outstanding Senior Citizen Rev. Glenn McCullen and Educator of the Year Greg Tart.
The chamber award winners at the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce banquet from left (front row) Board of Directors award winner American Legion Banner Post 109 represented by Post Commander Charles Ryals, Large Business of the Year Carlie C’s IGA represented by Joyce McLamb with son Mack McLamb, Small Business Persons of the Year Ann Lee Wood and Vance Wood, Citizen of the Year Janet Matthews, Business Family of the Year the Julia Raynor Family, (back row) Ambassador of the Year Jaymes Elliott and Board of Directors Award recipient Matt Smith.
Outgoing Benson Chamber Board Chairman William Neighbors, right, and 2016 Chamber President John Wood, left, at the 67th Annual Benson Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Photos courtesy The Daily Record