Story & Photography by Tony Centonze
More than 200 local business and community leaders came out for the recent Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce's 114th Annual Dinner & Gala.
The usual business-like appearance of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center was softened by simple, elegant decorations that set a more casual tone for the Italian-themed evening, where awards were presented and new leadership was recognized.
In addition to the announcement of Heritage Bank's Keith Bennett being appointed next Board Chairman. Current Chairman Jay Albertia recognized several Chamber members for their outstanding service during his term.
5 Star Media Group's Stephen Hofmeister was named Chamber Ambassador of the Year. J.C. Matthews was named Clarksville Young Professional of the Year. Maria Jimenez received the Ted A. Crozier, Sr. Community Commitment Award. Troy McNalley was presented with this year's Boots to Suits Award. And, James Holleman was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.