Southern Boone Chamber Member Honors

The Southern Boone County Chamber of Commerce takes pride in recognizing and honoring individuals, businesses and organizations who have made, and continue to make a difference in our community.

Member of the Year

This award may be won by an individual chamber member whose outstanding contribution has led to the Southern Boone Chamber’s success in the past year.

2019 – Tracy Banning of Angell & Co. Insurance, LLC
2018 – Ann Colgrove of The Callaway Bank
2017 – Jason Reynolds of Angell & Co. Insurance LLC
2016 – Chelsea Wren, River City Construction
2015 – Jesse Kendall, City of Ashland
2014 – Kim Ponder, Commerce Bank
2013 – None awarded
2012 – Jody Frank, Edward Jones Co.
2011 – Gary McKinney
2010 – Wade Middaugh, City of Ashland
2009 – Bruce Wallace, Boone County Journal
2008 – Michele Beal, River City Construction
2007 – Kim Ponder, Commerce Bank

Rookie of the Year

This award may be won by a person, business or organization new to the Chamber in the past 24 months who has made significant contributions towards the mission, vision or strategic plan of the Southern Boone Chamber.

2019 – Katie Williamson of Mizzou Therapy Services-MU Healthcare; Faryn Griffin of the Southern Boone Area YMCA
2018 – Whitney Jaegers of Pierson Construction
2017 – Nabrina Evans of the Southern Boone Area YMCA
2016 – Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance
2015 – Gil Heckel, Ashland Villa
2014 – Vicki Kemna, Boone Electric Coop
2013 – None awarded
2012 – Andrew Bach, Ahern & Bach, LLC
2011 – Linda Goetting, Angel Lane Designs
2010 – Mary Millar, Maple Hill Vintage Market
2009 – Megan Dalton & Laura Harmon, True Life Images
2008 – Cathy & Kit Salter, Breakfast Creek
2007 – David & Erin Nelson, Clean Pro

Business of the Year

This award may be won by a chamber member that is a business (a “for profit” entity) who has made significant contributions towards the mission, vision or strategic plan of the Southern Boone Chamber.

2019 – Connections Bank
2018 – Boone Electric Cooperative
2017 – Angell & Co. Insurance LLC
2016 – Alan-Anderson’s Just Fabulous! A Flower Shop
2015 – The Callaway Bank
2014 – Woody’s Pub & Grub
2013 – None awarded
2012 – Salter Lawn Service
2011 – Alan-Anderson’s Just Fabulous! A Flower Shop
2010 – Southern Boone Public Library
2009 – None awarded
2008 – River City Construction Company
2007 – River City Construction Company

Bob Sappington Community Service

(Formerly Volunteer of the Year) This award, named in honor of the late Bob Sappington, may be won by a Chamber or non-Chamber member, business or organization whose volunteer efforts have made a significant difference in or improved the Southern Boone County Community.

2019 – Kellye McCord of Helping Hands
2018 – Maureen Dalton of the Southern Boone County Senior Center
2017 – The late George Campbell
2016 – Barrett & Brandon Glascock
2015 – Ashland Optimist Club
2014 – Lonna Trammell, Ameren MO
2013 – None awarded
2012 – Charlie Selbach
2011 – John Travlos, Optimist Club, etc.
2010 – Brandon Glascock, Landmark Bank

Lahmon Wren Outstanding Service

This award is presented to the person, business or organization who has shown outstanding support, promotion and development of business in Southern Boone County. The winner is chosen annually by the Lahmon Wren family. The late Lahmon Wren was the first mayor of Ashland and the first Chamber of Commerce president.

2019 – None awarded
2018 – None awarded
2017 – Ashland Optimist Club
2016 – Southern Boone Fire Protection District
2015 – The City of Ashland
2014 – None awarded
2013 – None awarded
2012 – Jerome Glascock
2011 – Bruce Wallace, Boone County Journal
2010 – Sentinel Lumber Company
2009 – South County Bank
2008 – Barrett Glascock
2007 – Wren’s Automotive