The Clear Lake Area Chamber recently held its 75th annual awards presentation and announced new board members and officers.
New board members include: Natalie Plagge, Clear Lake Bank & Trust; Kent Thoe, MBT Bank; Sarah Nielsen, First Citizens Bank; and Michael Knorr, Accord Architecture.
Continuing board members include: Dan Nichols, CL Tel; and Jay Lefreve, First Gabrielson Agency.
Retiring board include: Marcus Younge, Clear Lake Bank & Trust; Kevin Meyer, First Citizens Bank; and Stephanie Burnett, from Celebrations Party & Rental.
Kristy King, Bergland & Cram Architects, was named board chair for 2018; Diana Symonds, McQuaid Agency, will serve as vice chair; and Laurie Lietz, Surf Ballroom & Museum, is the past chair.
Award recipients include: Business of the Year, Clear Lake Bait & Tackle; Larry Luker Volunteer of the Year, Diane Thompson; Education Partner of the Year, Doug Gee, Clear Lake Community Schools District; North Iowa Service Award, North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation; and First Mate of the Year, Deb Cash, Farmers State Bank.