Chamber names Business Man, Woman of the Year

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce board chairman Tom Trimble (left) and Chamber president Peggy Renfro (right) visit with the 2019 Business Man and Business Woman of the year (center) Darrell Dement and Patty Rivers.

The 2019 Business Man and Business Woman of the Year were announced Friday during the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's Fall Membership Meeting at the Norman Activity Center.

Winning the honors this year are Darrell Dement and Patty Rivers. Both receipents gave a short acceptance speech, as guests enjoyed a lunch catered by Sadler's Kitchen.

Other awards were given to Duane Weatherford of Republic Services, Crystal Bateman of Austin Bank, and Julie Robinson and Vance Royon.

Dr. Mike Smith, president of Jacksonville College gave the invocation, and music was provided by JC music students.

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