Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce will announce winners of Community Leadership Awards at annual Recognition Banquet

BATTLE GROUND — The Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce recently announced the finalists for the Community Leadership Awards. The winners in each category will be revealed on Thu., Feb. 9, at the chamber’s 2016 Recognition Banquet.

The 2016 Recognition Banquet will be held this Thu., Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m., at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., in Battle Ground. Cost to attend is $55 per person. Social hour will be from 6-7 p.m., introductions will begin at 7 p.m., flag ceremony will be at 7:05 p.m. followed by the invocation at 7:10 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. and the recognition present will begin at 8 p.m.

Register to attend the banquet at or call (360) 687-1510.

This year’s finalists in each category are:

Citizen of the Year

  • Bev Jones
  • Josh McArthur
  • Joy Russell

Outstanding Youth of the Year

  • Hana Wyles
  • Samantha Hipp

Business Person of the Year

  • Dustin & Chelsea Colthorp
  • Tony Domine
  • Derek Huegel

Business of the Year

  • Emanar Cellars
  • iQ Credit Union
  • South Pacific Café & Lounge
  • The Reflector

Service Person of the Year

  • Steve Wrightson
  • Richard Kelly

Teacher of the Year

  • Julie Drimmel
  • Stephanie Etulain
  • Chad Harvison
  • Greg McKelvey

Coach of the Year

  • Jonas Fridriksson
  • Sheryl Piper
  • Dan Russell

About The Author

Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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