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Valley County Celebrates Businesses, Volunteers & Bright Ideas

It was a joyful and celebratory evening for business owners, volunteers, residents and friends of Valley County during the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development and Valley County Community Foundation Fund’s Annual Awards Celebration on February 2, 2018 at the Trotter Event Center.

Music filled the room along with conversation and laughter from nearly 160 attendees as they celebrated the accomplishments and “bright ideas” that came to fruition throughout the past year for our county-wide community.

Guests enjoyed the musical talents of Sheila Greenland, Valley County native and recording artists, along with special guests Tazalea Scott, Michael Sich and Justin Melia. Guests also enjoyed culinary creations from Elyria Gardens Catering.

  

 

The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development (VCED) and Valley County Community Foundation Fund (VCCFF) also presented their annual awards at the Celebration. Nominees were selected by Ord Area Chamber members, VCED sponsors and VCCFF donors. Members, sponsors and donors then had the opportunity to vote for a winner for each category.

Each and every nominee is certainly deserving of these awards. It is the cumulative talents, efforts and generosity of all community members that make our community what it is today.

PARTNER IN PROGRESS (Presented by the Ord Area Chamber)
Bull Rush Investment Club
Roy & Lisa Farrens – Roy’s Place
Teresa Lange
Crystal Ramm
Dan Vech
Matt Woodward – WINNER

RISING STAR (Presented by the Ord Area Chamber)
CinTrese Boutique
Jubilee Events & Catering
Misko Sports
Normal Roasting Company
Roy’s Place
Sack Lumber
Utopia Spa & Health Studio – WINNER

INTERACTIVE MEDIA & WEBSITE (Presented by the Ord Area Chamber)
Anderson Pharmacy
Central Community College Ord Learning Center
KNLV Radio
Normal Roasting Company
Utopia Spa & Health Studio – WINNER

HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBER (Presented by the Ord Area Chamber)
Nominated and voted for by the Ord Area Chamber Board of Directors.
Presented to Dale Karre.

SILVER CITIZEN (Presented by VCED)
Gaylord Boilesen
Gary Garnick – WINNER
Teresa Lange
Roger & Bonnie McCartney
Marsha Plugge
Duane & Darlene Psota
Jean Stowell
Jim Trotter

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & IMPROVEMENT (Presented by VCED)
The Golden Husk Theatre
Loup Valley Veterans Memorial Wall – WINNER
Ord Aquatic Center (Greater Loup Valley Activities (GLVA) & Let’s Make a Splash Group)
Ord Area Chamber of Commerce
Summer Lunch Bunch Program
Ulrich Gravel
Utopia Spa & Health Studio

EXCELLENCE IN AGRIBUSINESS (Presented by VCED)
Agra Technologies
Country Partners Cooperative
Foth Agricultural Services
Heartland Bank
MC Veterinary Services
Seed Solutions
Simply Sunflower – WINNER

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE (Presented by VCCFF)
Kyle Campise – WINNER
Bud & Betty Carlson
Traci Fahrenholz
Johnny Ference
Casey Hurlburt
Ben Lansman
Lu Lansman
Ord High School FFA
Camerin Schimenti
Valley County Home Health & Hospice

EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG CITIZEN (Presented by VCCFF)
Ethan Gabriel
Shelby Kittle – WINNER (tie)
Ord High School Girl’s Varsity Basketball Team
Ethan Ries
United Methodist Youth Group Members & Sponsor Orilla Orent – WINNER (tie)
Hailey Zulkoski

DYNAMIC YOUNG COMMUNITY LEADER (Presented by VCCFF)
Emma Clifton
Alex Farrens
Kristina Foth
Aaron McCord
Justin Melia
Jennifer Smith
Riley Smith – WINNER
Taylor Smith

HIGH IMPACT ORGANIZATION (Presented by VCCFF)
Central Community College Ord Learning Center
Heartland Youth Ranch – WINNER
Loup Valley Ag Society
Second Hand Rose
Valley County Community Foundation Fund
Valley County Health System
Valley County Health System Child Development Committee
Valley County Health System Foundation
Valley County Ministerial Association
Valley Rods Unlimited

Photos from the evening can be found on our Flickr page along with photos of award winners.

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