Bradley County Chamber Calls For Varnell Award Leadership Nominations

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cleveland/Bradley County is replete with individuals whose hands, feet and heart reflect an understanding of true leadership and who inspire others to better themselves and to be better people. The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce recognizes these individuals annually with presentation of the prestigious Robert W. Varnell Leadership Award.

“One of the highlights of the Chamber’s Annual Meeting is recognizing an individual who best demonstrates the principles of the late Robert Varnell,” chairman of the Board Steven Wright said. “Robert Varnell is best remembered for his outstanding community leadership, and this award is presented to a person whose life is representative of the life Robert Varnell led.”

The late Robert W. Varnell Jr. faithfully served the Chamber in many important capacities before his death in 1993, including division vice president for economic development in 1990 and two terms as chairman-elect in 1991 and 1992. Ill health forced his resignation in 1993 before he could serve his term.

Bill Creech, retired agent with Allstate Insurance, received the 2012 Varnell Award.

The Chamber will present this 2013 Varnell Award at the 87th annual meeting in January 2013.

Nomination forms and a complete list of award criteria for the award are available at the Chamber office or by calling 472-6587. Deadline for nominations is Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.



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