photo by Kim Rynders of the Athens News Courier
Tuesday of this week the Athens Chamber of Commerce held their annual luncheon that honors its members with 4 top awards and the new president is welcomed. After a delicious meal with the beautiful decor and nearly 200 in attendance, award time came. A person would approach the podium and give a this-is-your-life type introduction to the anonymous person until it became clear who it was. I was shocked to realize after a few sentences given by Mary Nelle Clem (pictured with me) for the Business Person of the Year, that she was describing ME! I couldn't believe it. With all the amazing business people in attendance--2 of them my brothers whom I admire so much for the business skills, I was the one chosen. I still can't believe it. I am so grateful to those who nominated me, and of course, I give all glory to God for what He gives me each day to do what I do. It's amazing what happens when you take the gifts God gives you and go with them!