Berea chamber awards

Recipients of Berea Chamber of Commerce awards pose after Tuesday night’s banquet. In front from left are: David Rowlette, President’s Award; Robert “Rip” Van Winkle, Special Recognition Award; Heather Resor of Park Community Federal Credit Union, Corporate Partner Award; Dr. Brenda Huser of Chiropractic Health Solutions, Corporate Partner Award; Dr. Daksha Parikh, Health Care Professional of the Year; Jerry Workman of Berea Food Bank, Volunteer of the Year. In back from left are: Chandler Combs, Agriculture Award; Byron Hollis of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Industry of the Year; Teresa Scenters of The Berea Citizen, Corporate Partner Award; Pat Ballinger of Peoples Bank, Business of the Year; Janel Lakes Davenport, Woman of the Year; and Craig Loftus of State Farm Insurance, Small Business of the Year. Not present for photo were Kent Clark, Man of the Year; Danny Tuttle, Educator of the Year; and Katie Heckman of St. Joseph Berea, Corporate Partner Award. 

Madison Judge/Executive Kent Clark, who is leaving office Dec. 31, after 20 years of service, was named the Berea Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Year on Tuesday night.

Janel Lakes Davenport of Lakes Funeral Home, who volunteers for the Berea chamber in a variety of capacities, was named Woman of the Year.

The chamber presented those and other awards at its annual banquet in the Berea Church of God fellowship hall.

Danny Tuttle, a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Creek Elementary School, was named Educator of the Year. Because of a school function, Tuttle was unable to attend the awards banquet.

Dr. Daksha Parikh, a dentist, was honored as Health Care Professional of the Year.

Jerry Workman of the Berea Food Bank was named Volunteer of the Year, and the food bank was given a Special Recognition Award.

Robert “Rip” Van Winkle, president of the Southeast Kentucky Gas Engine and Tractor Association, also received a Special Recognition Award.

The chamber’s Agriculture Award went to Chandler Combs, a farmer who serves on the county planning and election commissions.

Business of the Year honors went to Peoples Bank of Madison County, while State Farm Insurance of Berea was named Small Business of the Year.

NACCO Material Handling Group, one of Madison County’s largest employers, wan named Industry of the Year.

Ve Ron Rose Lamb was inducted into the chamber’s Hall of Fame.

The Berea Citizen newspaper, Chiropractic Health Solutions, Park Community Federal Credit Union and St. Joseph Berea hospital all received chamber Corporate Partner awards.

Chamber president Mike Hogg presented his gavel to Nola Newman, who will lead the chamber in 2015.

David Rowlette, chamber executive director, received the President’s Award.

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