Over 90 people attended Saturday night's annual banquet of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. This year, the event was held at the Clinton Country Club.
Incoming Chamber president Ryan Utterback said the biggest achievement of the year for the organization, was the re-opening of its biggest fund-raiser, Terror on Washington Street, after a new sprinkler system was installed this summer.
Outgoing directors were then recognized. Those leaving the Clinton Chamber board include Amanda Ferguson from The Loft, Vicki Morrow from the State Bank of Lincoln, and Randal J. Miller from WHOW/WEZC and dewittdailynews-dot-com.
Incoming directors introduced at Saturday night's Clinton Chamber banquet include Allison Shuppura from Richland Community College's Clinton Education Center, Stephanie Torbert from DeWitt Savings Bank, and Janell Baum-Thomas from Baum Chevrolet-Buick.
The 2015 Clinton Chamber student board members, who were also in attendance Saturday night, include from the left: Junior Alek McMath, junior Macy Dillow, and sophomore Madison Bruss.
19 different auction items provided by local Clinton businesses were then auctioned off, first by Randal J. Miller from WHOW/WEZC radio until auctioneer Lance Schmid arrived. Proceeds from auction items benefit the Chamber's operations.
Following dinner, The Murder Mystery Company of Bloomington-Normal presented a dinner theater presentation called “Murder at the Masquerade” which included participation by those in attendance to answer the question “who done it.”
The annual dinner committee consisted of Chamber executive director Marian Brisard, Chamber admin assistant Gabe Goldsmith, and Carolyn Jameson from Clinton IGA.