NEWS: Chamber Honors Abound Saturday Night in Decatur
February 14, 2019
by Jack Martinez
The 2019 Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce end-of-the-year, and admirable reception. Hundreds of Bridgeport’s finest and most recognizable citizens attended the Saturday night event en masse and, judging from the atmosphere of the occasion, most everyone within the Decatur Conference Center on that very night had a great time.
Away from both the silent and loud auctions that were performed during the night, as well as the plentiful amount of food and drinks 9some more fermented than others), several notable Bridgeport residents and businesses were given prestigious honors at the event.
Those award recipients included Melynda Lilly being selected as ‘Ambassador of the Year’, Chamber President Terry Everett being selected as ‘Director of the Year’, Leah and J.D. Clark earning the Chamber’s ‘Presidency Award’, the local construction and design company Edge Crew being selected as the ‘Individual Business of the Year, MTC Bridgeport correctional center being selected as the ‘Corporate Business of the Year’, Erick Macias earning the prestigious chamber ‘Humanitarian Award’, and Jonathan Cortez of Edge Crew being selected as Bridgeport’s ‘Citizen of the Year’.
After announcing the beneficiaries of each of these tremendous awards and honors, the Chamber took the time to recognize and tribute two of the organization’s beloved officers who would be stepping away from their duties after this year. Those officers who would be stepping down were announced as Lori Shenwood and Mills Shallene.