The luncheon is the Chamber's premier event of the year. Philip Taldo, co-owner of Weichert Realtors/The Griffin Company was named as the Civic Service Award honoree. Brad Cochran of Mathias Properties was announced as the 2016 Ambassador of the Year for his volunteer service.
Chairman Brent Hanby (Encore Flooring and Building Products) outlined the goals for the Chamber in the coming year while presenting a plaque to Past Chairman Mitchell Johnson (Ozarks Electric Cooperative) prior to his 2016 review comments.
Phil Gwoke, multigenerational expert, was the keynote speaker. His presentation, "When Generations Connect" provided insight to the sometimes confusing workplace filled with multiple generations who speak and behave differently.