06 Feb Maumelle chamber recognizes outstanding members at event
The Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrates its outstanding chamber members at its annual banquet, presented by First Security Bank at the Maumelle Event Center.
With a record-breaking attendance, there were many residents, business leaders and elected officials present. Guest speakers included Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin.
During the program, the Chamber honored members who have gone above and beyond during the year.
The Person of the Year Award was presented to Judy Keller, director of community and economic development for the City of Maumelle. A 2005 graduate of the Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and a 2009 graduate of the Economic Development Institute (EDI) at the University of Oklahoma, Judy also received the designation of Mid-South Basic Economic Development Professional from the Institute of Economic Advancement (IEA) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011.
Judy is a member of the Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives (AEDCE); she served two terms on the AED board, representing the Second District; she is a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), and the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council. She serves as an advisor on the Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) Board and serves on the MACC Education Committee. Judy is a member of the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves as co-chair of the ICSC Arkansas Public/Private Partnership (P3) Committee. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Judy is married to Blue Keller; they have two sons and six grandchildren.
Other award winners:
Large Business of the Year – Fidelity Communications.
Small Business of the Year – Lake Liquor.
Ambassador of the Year – Al Canelli of Canelli Production Services Inc.
For more information, please contact Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Alicia Gillen at 501.851.9700 or [email protected].