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The 2014 Crossroads Regional Chamber Commerce Board Directors will include: (Front row from left) LisDaugherty Deann PatenTracy McMahJean Lahm Tyler

The 2014 Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will include: (Front row from left) Lisa Daugherty, Deann Patena, Tracy McMahon, Jean Lahm, Tyler Carter, Laura Certa and Rosemary De St. Jean, and (back row from) Shawn Pettit, Michael White, Bryan Lazorik, Kent Jeffirs, Rick Calinski, Skip Bosak, Teresa Eineman, Andrew Kyres and Julie Olthoff. | Photo provided

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Updated: January 3, 2014 9:50AM



The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday Installation and Awards Luncheon on Dec. 13 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

Awards were given in the following categories: Landscape and Architectural, Chairman of the Board, Distinguished Service Award, Ambassador of the Year, and the Board of Director’s Service Award.

Receiving the 2013 Landscape and Architectural Awards were Bapple & Bapple, Inc. CPA’s, Centier Bank-Crown Point, City of Crown Point Sportsplex, and Lake County Public Library.

The 2013 Chairman of the Board Recipients included Kelly Dooley with Nightingale Home Health Care, Shirley Dunn with Allstate Insurance, attorney Kent Jeffirs, Shawn Pettit with the Town of Merrillville, Michael White with Indiana Wesleyan University, and Mary Wright with Horizon Bank.

The 2013 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Skip Bosak of Bosak Chrysler Jeep Dodge.

The 2013 Ambassador of the Year award was accepted by Trudy Tarpo with St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church.

Outgoing board members were presented with the 2013 Board of Director Service Awards. Recipients included Karen Orosz of Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and Andrew Kyres of First Financial Bank.

The chamber has membership of 700 businesses and 1,400 representatives. Its office is located at 255 W. 80th Place in Merrillville.

For information on membership or volunteering call 769–8180 or visit www.crossroadschamber.org.



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