Things will be different this year as the Scottsbluff-Gering United Chamber of Commerce holds their awards banquet virtually Tuesday afternoon.
Chamber Director Karen Anderson says due to gathering restrictions still in place because of the virus pandemic, the decision was made to move the annual event online, and the festivities will get underway at 4 p.m.
“We will be honoring some outstanding leaders, also recognizing our outgoing board members and we’ll pass the gavel, so it’s a great opportunity to see who’s been involved in the Chamber this past year,” said Anderson. Jeri Goodman takes the gavel to become the 2021 board chair, taking over from outgoing chair Katie Camacho.
As is the custom, 2019 honorees Doug Couse (Rising Star), Steph Black (Visionary Super Star), and Rick and Judy Keller (Trail Blazer) will present the 2020 winners, as will Anderson, who was the inaugural recipient of the Chamber’s Distinguished Service award.
Anderson says a link to the event will be sent out via email and posted on the chamber’s Facebook page as the event appears on YouTube, and the video will be available for viewing after the initial debut.