GMACC recognizes members, presents Distinguished Service Awards

The Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Member Recognition Mixer virtually on Wednesday.  Participants took part using Zoom for the meeting.  Outgoing Chamber Board President Adam Shaw said the Mixer is normally held in March, but that didn’t happen this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

      Chamber Executive Director Eric Hortness presented information Wednesday on Mad Money and how the amount of it used has increased in 2020.  

Hortness also talked about tax revenue increases in 2019 and also through August 31st of this year.

Also on Wednesday, Hortness outlined some events that the Chamber is planning for 2021, including Downtown in Madtown and a new event, the Bacon Bash, which is an event to take the place of the annual Discovery Day.

He said the Chamber and Lake Area Improvement Corporation are planning to provide more information soon on a new program to help benefit Madison businesses. 

The Chamber also recognized two individuals during Wednesday’s meeting with it’s annual Distinguished Service Award.  The award was presented to Rob Thuringer and Liz Avery, who were both recognized for their service to the Chamber and the community in a number of different areas. Avery said that she has enjoyed the time she has spent being involved with the Chamber.

The Chamber is looking for two members to serve on its Board of Directors starting in 2021, as two current board members’ terms end at the end of this year.  Anyone interested is encouraged to contact the Chamber for more information.