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Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce Names 2018 Citizen of the Year

By Staff | Feb 6, 2018

The Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce announced the 2018 Citizen of the Year winner: Jane Whitmore. Whitmore was nominated by Angie Beem for her involvement in the Emmetsburg community.

“Through her writings and pictures of the best of Emmetsburg, it was very evident that her work was more than a job; it was a calling which was both most enjoyable and enlightening for all readers,” Angie Been stated in her letter to the Chamber. “She was an enthusiastic newsperson covering events and being a part of many groups and boards With her enthusiasm, ready smile, and cheerful laugh, Jane Whitmore is an outstanding nominee for Citizen of the Year.”

The Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its 80th year on Monday, Feb. 19 with the annual awards and anniversary celebration. This year’s theme is “Cheers to 80 years!” The social begins as 6 p.m. with a meal of heavy Hors d’oeuvre and desserts. A cash bar will also be available to anyone over 21. The cost to attend is $30. This event is casual black and white attire (jeans are more than welcome)! Please make your reservations by Monday, Feb. 12 by stopping at the Chamber or by calling Deb Hite at 712-852-2283.

The Chamber will also award the 2018 Catalyst of the Year is being awarded to MidAmerican Energy in recognition of the company’s generous gift of our building to the Chamber of Commerce.

The five under 40 award will be presented to Brent Mehan, Stephanie Mehan, Mark Jones, Liz Hoppe, and Katie Elbert. These individuals have made a wonderful impact on the community of Emmetsburg. To find out more about their work in the community, attend the event.

Finally, the Chamber will award the Chamber Volunteers of the Year: Donna Tonderum and Frank Kliegl.

Plan to join the Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. to celebrate 80 wonderful years and the people that make a difference in our community.