2012 Economic Forum & 33rd Annual Meeting
February 10, 2012
The 2012 Economic Forum and 33rd Annual Meeting were held on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at the Bridge at Anniston First United Methodist Church.
The Economic Forum featured speakers like JSU’s Dr. Mark Hearn and Dr. Richard Cobb, BB&T’s Bucky Hellwig, and Anniston Army Depot’s Jack Cline. These presenters provided economic updates from the local to the national levels.
“I had a great time at the Economic Forum and Annual Meeting,” said Joe Jankoski of the Calhoun County Community Development Corporation. “It’s a great networking opportunity with people I don’t normally get to see, and the number of people in attendance shows how many people truly care about making Calhoun County the best it can be.”
The Annual Meeting, which was wonderfully catered by Garfrerick’s Café, featured Alabama’s Governor Bentley as guest speaker. Speakers and awards presented highlighted the year before and looked forward to the possibilities of the future.
On award recipient, Deidre Mundy of The Anniston Star, said “The Annual Meeting is a great event, bringing a very large number of Chamber members from all over Calhoun County together to reflect on the past year and gear up for the coming year. The Annual Meeting truly “Connects our Communities.” Deidre was awarded Ambassador of the Year at the Annual Meeting for her participation in Chamber events. “I am very proud to play such a rewarding role with the Chamber. Being involved in the Chamber connects me to all of Calhoun County, not just businesses but to the people involved in the businesses. Through my involvement with the Chamber, I have met some amazing people, helped businesses grow and prosper, and made some lasting friendships,” said Deidre.