Cleveland Bradley Chamber Of Commerce Annual Meeting Notes From Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce held its 92nd annual meeting Tuesday night at Life Care Center of America's Professional Development Center.

The Chairmanship gavel was passed from Roger Pickett to 2018 chairman Kevin Moore.  Mr. Pickett reported on accomplishments in 2017, while Mr. Moore gave plans for the new year.

John Hawk, president of Barku Plastics, received the M.C. Headrick Free Enterprise Award. It was presented by last years recipient Lee Stewart.

The recipient of the Robert Varnell Leadership Award was Art Rhodes, head of the Church of God Benefits Board. It was presented by last years recipient Dr. Ron Coleman. 

A surprise opening of the nights event was a video presentation spotlighting the soon to be 28-year career of Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland. Chamber President Gary Farlow presented gifts to Mayor Rowland and flowers to First Lady Sandra Rowland. 

The late Jim Sharp, former M.C Headrick award recipient and board chairman, was remembered by President Farlow. His widow Sue Sharp was presented a bouquet of flowers. She was accompanied her son Judge Mike Sharp and his wife Melanie. 

Outgoing and incoming board members were announced.

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