The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce recently recognized local businesses and community members during the organization’s 2019 Business Leaders Gala in Livingston.
The Chamber presented nine awards in a variety of categories during the gala and dinner at the Livingston Bar and Grille. The annual event is open to the public.
“I look forward every year to the gala,” said Chamber CEO Leslie Feigel. “We have some outstanding businesses and business leaders and community members that should be celebrated, and it’s always a wonderful time to come together to hand out these awards and spend the evening together reconnecting with many of the Chamber members who we often don’t get to see because they’re so busy these days.”
The Chamber presented Sage Lodge with the 2019 New Business of the Year Award. The Outdoor Recreation Award went to Timber Trails, and Farm to School of Park County received the nonprofit of the year award.
Soundcolor Studios was recognized with the Entertainment Business of the Year Award, while the Livingston Roundup Association received the Business of the Year Award. Livingston resident Patricia Grabow received the Friend of the Chamber Award during the gala.
Scott Tatum and Hannah Harshbarger were recognized with Student of the Year awards.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Mary Weamer, of The Stockman.
“The whole room was standing at their feet for that one,” Feigel said of Weamer receiving her award during the event. “She was very deserving. She’s a pretty incredible person and she really does care about this community.”
The Student of the Year awards were chosen by school officials with nominations open for students throughout Park County, while the Chamber Board of Directors selected the other winners after reviewing nominations received by the membership in Livingston and Park County. Nominations were open for two months.
By Justin Post, Livingston Enterprise Staff Writer