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Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Event

By: Michael Greeley
Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2013

The Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual black tie event on Saturday evening at the Branson Convention Center. This year’s theme was “A Timeless Journey.” 

Representatives from area businesses and guest were entertained by Stephanie Barney and Gary Freeman. The Branson High School Junior ROTC Color Guard presented the Missouri and National flags as Nicole Pufall sang the National Anthem. Chairman of the Board Jim Barber spoke throughout the evening and introduced guest speakers. 

Cox’s Medical Center Branson President and CEO William MaHoney says Branson is on an upswing and Cox is blessed to be a part of it. 

Ambassador Awards were presented by Chairman of the Ambassadors, Janet Akers. Adrianne Smith was given the Ambassador of the Year Award. She explains what an ambassador does:

Adrianne Smith

Smith says Branson is a great community to be involved in. Award recipients are listed below:

Community Awards:

Randy Brashears, Ron Jett, Debbie Redford, Dan Ruda

Care for Kids Award, sponsored by Silver Dollar City Foundation: Karen Hall

Community Spirit Award, sponsored by Myer Hotels: Rick Ziegenfuss

Beautification Award: Grand Village

Ambassador Award: David Smith

Pioneer Award: Glenn Robinson

Mary Award: Leon Combs