The awards were plentiful at the 105th Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. Former Chamber President Rosie Huckstadt was MC for night.
Award winners were:
Business of the Year - Hidden Legend Winery
Business Person of the Year - Al Mitchell of the Paper Clip
Unsung Hero - Colleen Meyer of Stevensville
Community Asset - Bitter Root Humane Association
Volunteer of the Year - DeeDee Adams
Economic Development - Cal Ruark of Darby
New Business of the Year - Max Coleman's Sleeping Child Farms
"Spark Plug" Award - Bunny Robbins and Tony Dees
The "Laurel" Award - Carol Smith
Executive Director Rick O'Brien had positive comments about the coming year and there were brief presentations from outgoing President Mike Pflieger and Incoming President Dr Dirk Beyer. Hundreds of dollars were raised in a "fast-and-furious" pie auction.