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