Greenbrier chamber holds annual banquet

Catered by MarketPlace Grill, the banquet featured a performance by the band Edens Edge. Members of the country band are from Arkansas but now make their home in Nashville, Tenn.

Jon Patrom, chamber president, presented the Citizen of the Year award to Tom Grumbles, president/chief executive officer of First Service Bancshares Inc. and board chairman/president and CEO of First Service Bank.

Patrom described Grumbles as a “silent giant” in making the presentation. “They humble themselves to serve others with a servant’s heart. They always empower people to serve and give back – always show up first and stay late….This humble, caring service-oriented attitude, more than anything else, fosters admiration and respect among the people being led.”

Other award recipients:
• New business – Travis Weaver of Diamond Ice Co.
• Small business – Ryan Edwards of Daylight Doughnuts.
• Bigger business – First Service Bank.
• Green business – Wooster Elementary School.
• Non-profit business – Roses Among Thorns.
• Student of the year – Calley Livingston
• Volunteer of the year – Love Hines.

Also at the meeting, 501 LIFE publishers presented the 2010 edition of the Greenbrier chamber’s city guide.
Platinum sponsors for the event were First Service Bank, First Security Bank, A&J Collision Repair and 501 LIFE. Amie Regester serves as executive director of the Greenbrier chamber.