Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chamber Elects New Directors and Officers

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting on April 25th at the Pekin Country Club.  Two-hundred twenty members and guests attended the reception and short business meeting, followed by entertainment with an inspirational message from Stephen Bargatze. 

Five members of the Board of Directors retired, as their terms were completed.  Recognized for their service were:  Aindrea Balagna, Wolf Tesar & Company; Dave Calhoun, Let It Shine; Jim Kouri, Kouri’s Pub; Mary Ann Ladendorf, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell; and, Scott Lange, Pekin Union Mission Society.  Also recognized was Mike Vonderheide from Vonderheide Floor Coverings, who completed his service to the board as Past President. 

The membership elected new directors in March and they were introduced.  They are Courtney Antonini, John Dennison, Greg Henderson, Scott Kriegsman, and Brent Morgan.  See the next pages for their stories. 

The newly seated board then elected officers for the next year.  They are
President, Skip Schermerhorn, Herget Bank; President Elect, Drew Leman, Leman Property Management; Vice President, Tom Hornstein, Excalibur Seasoning Company; Treasurer, Aindrea Balagna, Wolf Tesar and Company; and, Past President, Althea Geiser, B’Ribboned, Etc.  Balagna is the newest officer, while the others all are assuming new roles for the year.        

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