The Levelland Chamber of Commerce recognized volunteers for their dedicated service for the past year at its annual volunteer recognition luncheon, Friday, at the Sundown Room at South Plains College.
Bill Cohen, chair of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, began the program by welcoming guests and recognizing all in attendance for their volunteer service.
“Everybody here is to be applauded for volunteering in our community and Chamber,” Cohen said. “It is a proven fact that volunteering connects us to others, is good for the mind and body, increases self-confidence, advances careers, teaches new valuable skills and brings fun and fulfillment into our lives. I know it has truly made a difference in my career.
“The Chamber of Commerce only prospers because of volunteers, and it is an honor today to recognize some of these dedicated individuals,” Cohen continued.
Cohen then recognized outgoing board members, including Joe Dee Brooks with Allied Oilfield who completed his term on the board, and incoming board officers and members, including new board member Kris Phillips with
United Supermarkets, Michelle Davis with the Levelland and Hockley County News-Press as the new board chair, and Ty Gregory with United Pharmacy as the chair-elect.
Cohen also thanked Angie Vest with Hockley County School Employees Credit Union for serving as chair of the Ambassadors organization.
Cohen explained the board of directors is made up of 20 elected leaders from the Chamber membership.
The award winners were as follows:
Business of the Year: Renegade Wireline Services
Lifetime Achievement Award: Phelps Blume
Citizen of the Year: Michelle Davis
Oil Professional of the Year: Bryant Family with Butch’s Rathole & Anchor Service
Medical Professional of the Year: Angela Ramos with Covenant Health Levelland
Educational Professional of the Year: Ann Gregory with South Plains College
LEAP Members of the Year: Ty Gregory and Adrian Mellberg
Keep Levelland Beautiful Hero: Donna Wheeler
Ambassador of the Year: Kelsie Castaneda