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Chamber honors volunteers at luncheon

The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce honored two volunteers and elected three new board members at its annual meeting and luncheon Thursday, Nov. 20.
Kelly Rach, this year’s Chamber vice president and next year’s president, received the Chamber’s Community Volunteer Award, primarily for her church work. She also is very active in the Chamber, including serving on the Board of Directors and with the Ambassadors and event organizer committee.
Rach is a financial advisor with Russ Runck & Associates.
Gale Hoese, president of Security Bank & Trust Co., was named the Mike Popelka Chamber Volunteer of the Year. The award was named after the late Mike Popelka, a businessman who exemplified dedication to Chamber efforts.
According to David Nelson, Chamber president, Hoese was chosen because of “his leadership at Security Bank, his support and encouragement for his employees to volunteer, and for his service to the Chamber events and committees.”
Most notable, Nelson said, are Hoese’s efforts in economic development for the Glencoe area.
Nicole Grobe, branch manager of Mid Country Bank, and Scott Rhodes, natural foods manager at Coborn’s, were elected to the Board of Directors. Rachel Schuette, customer service manager at Miller Manufacturing, was re-elected to the board. She had been appointed last year to fill out an unexpired term.

For more, see the Nov. 26 print edition of The Chronicle.