Upcoming Events 2016
Save the Date for the 21st Annual Golf Tournament on
September 1, 2016
at Mimosa Hills Country Club.
More details coming soon!
Nearly 200 Attend Annual Meeting
Kelly Messenheimer Named Ambassador of the Year
Business owner, community leader
To the applause of her fellow volunteers, Kelly Messenheimer steps forward to receive the 2015 Ambassador of the Year Award.
and Chamber champion Kelly Messenheimer was honored as the Burke Chamber’s top volunteer at this year’s Annual Meeting. Kelly’s fellow volunteers selected her as the 2015 Ambassador of the Year, but the honor was kept under wraps until Tiffany Poteat, Manager of Marketing and Sales, made the announcement at the event. Before presenting Kelly with a plaque marking the award, Tiffany noted that Kelly “represented the Chamber at every special event in 2015 and brought a sunny disposition with her every time.” Kelly has served as an Ambassador for more than 15 years.
Chamber Board Chairman Kenneth Geathers, Town Manager of Rutherford College, honored two Board members at the meeting. Lamar Smitherman, publisher of The News Herald and The McDowell News, and Guinn Huffman, owner of Time Saver Storage, just retired from the Board of Directors after completing two terms of service. Mr. Geathers thanked both for their six years of service and presented each with a plaque from the Board.
Mr. Geathers also introduced three new Board members who attended their first meeting on March 14. They are Kolby Watts, chief operating officer of Wendy B’s Embroidery, Screen Printing and Promotional Products; Nina Linens, Sales Leader for BH Media; and Rich DeAugustinis, plant manager for Packaging Corporation of America.