Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber recognizes distinctive individuals, businesses
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The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29.
In addition to giving its financial report and a recap of the year, chamber staff gave awards.
1/6: Karen Acker and Scott Bedell of Lake Itasca Tours receive the 2022 Tourism Award.
2/6: Chamber Ambassador of the Year went to Deidra Williams of A&D Trash Collection, at left.
3/6: Park Rapids American Legion Post 212 was recognized for the 2022 Business Excellence Award. Accepting from Chamber President/CEO Derek Ricke are Dawn Batcho and Claude Stewart.
4/6: Chair of the Chamber board, Debbie Tostenson, gave LuAnn Hurd-Lof the Exceptional Individual Award.
5/6: Enbridge's Line 3 receives the Heartland Lakes Community Project Award. From left are Sue Tomte, Jay Himango, Christine Davis and Chamber President Derek Ricke.
6/6: Butch De La Hunt, a former Chamber President/CEO, earns the Heartland Lakes Legacy Award.
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