Chamber Annual Awards 2017
Member of the Year
BNSF Diesel Shop: The BNSF Diesel Shop celebrated a milestone of two-years accident free in 2016. Not only did they reward the crews that made this a reality, they did so by purchasing over $10,000 in Chamber Bucks which gives back to our local businesses in a very big way. These Chamber Bucks were money spent here in our community.
The Cornerstone Award
Guelff Lumber: This past year Guelff Lumber made the new roof of the old Chamber Building on Merrill possible with the donation of shingles. They also supported the painting, landscaping and repair projects to the main Chamber building. On a lighter note, they were a highlight of the annual light parade as well.
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
The Green House Market: (The Korbin Group) This new holiday market, located at the Glendive Greenhouse, provided Glendive with a new and unique holiday shopping experience. It combined the creative efforts of numerous local artisans and vintage businesses to create a one-of-a-kind collaboration.
The Non-Profit of the Year Nominees
Glendive Promise Keepers: Promise keepers have been reaching out to our full community for the past 8 years by providing a full Christmas Dinner to hundreds and hundreds of us. Their non-denominational men’s prayer group have taken the ministry of service to heart with this monumental annual endeavor.
The Lifetime Achievement Award
Keith Robinson: Keith retired from Stockman Bank at the end of 2015 after 35 years of service, of which 30 years were spent as President of the Glendive Branch. Throughout his career, Keith donated countless hours serving on numerous boards and service organizations and has quietly and consistently kept giving back to our community since his retirement. Most recently Keith played a key role on the Greater Glendive Community Foundation painting and restoring the exterior of the downtown Chamber building.
The Jim & Mary Carter Good Neighbor Award
Terry Hood: For 30 years Terry Hood, his wife Robyn and their children have been bringing the cheer of the Holiday’s and Christmas to Glendive. Terry might be called Glendive’s favorite “minion” especially when it comes to lighting up Merrill. The lighting displays, blow-up characters, and the grand kick-off of the Annual Lights Parade have been the Hood’s family passion and volunteer vocation. Our community is not only brighter because of Terry’s gift for Christmas, it is a better place because of the Hood’s shining light that brings smiles and great cheer to all of us each year. Terry, Robyn, thank you for all you have done to keep the holiday spirit alive down Merrill and throughout our community these past 30 years. It is my honor to present the Jim & Mary Carter Good Neighbor Award to Terry Hood.