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Annual Chamber Of Commerce Dinner In Twin Falls

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By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting of members and awards dinner.

On Friday Night, the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce took steps in making the 2014 year a one to remember.

And also took the opportunity to honor a few of their members that made 2013 a booming business year in Twin Falls.

A night of good food, fine friends and high acknowledgment for those members of the business community that helped make Twin Falls a shining gem in the gem state.

To kick off the banquet, the Chamber took care of some formal business first.

"We elect four new members to our chamber board. So they really drive the vision and activity of the Chamber of Commerce representing our business interests."
Said Shawn Barigar, President and CEO of the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Following the formal business, it was time to honor a few members of the business community.

"It's a chance to have those who go above and beyond each year. But it's also a great chance to have the commodity and get together and network and just celebrate the collective success that we have here in Twin Falls."
Said Barigar.

Dana Stewart from DL Evans Bank took home volunteer of the year.

With Midge Fisher of Sawtooth Dental as ambassador of the year.

The two awards for Charter Member of the year went to both D & B Supply and the Floyd Lilly Company.

For rookie of the year, it was also double winners.

Those awards went to the Great Harvest Bread Company and The Brass Monkey.

And the final award of the night was the Curtis T. Eaton Award.

"Which is an acknowledgment of outstanding business practices as well as community engagement for the history of that business."
Said Barigar.

In the end it was Middlekauff Automotive taking home the hardware.

"It is sort of out with the old and in with the new. And it's a chance to look back at the success that we had in the past year and look ahead at the great things that we have planned for the coming year."
Said Barigar.

A night of honoring Twin Falls’ best and looking forward to a bright future.

To wrap up the night, the Chamber unveiled their new plans to upgrade the Twin Falls Visitors Center.

The new facility will combine the offices for the Chamber along with Southern Idaho Tourism .

Along with an expanded souvenir shop and information to promote the region.


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