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Pella Chamber Of Commerce Announces Hall Of Fame Award Recipients

The Pella Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its Pella Chamber Hall of Fame Awards. Karen Eischen, director of the Pella Chamber tells KNIA/KRLS News that the recipients of the awards all stand out as great community innovators and contributors. The Hall of Fame awards included eight categories this year.

The winners are:
Tourism Ambassador: Lee Sponsoler
Volunteer of the year: Joel Bennett
Young Professional of the Year: Lexi Kanis
Lifetime Community Service: Kay De Cook
Professional Leader: Ralph De Haan
Education Innovator: Phil George
Retail or Service: Iowa Bike and Fitness
Industry Innovator: Leighton State Bank

The award winners will be honored at this years Chamber banquet lunch on February 22nd. Additionally the Chamber will present a special leadership award to former Pella Mayor Darrell Dobernecker for his leadership of the City of Pella.