The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce congratulates the Red Rooster Inn, the 2008 Hillsboro Business of the Year. The Hillsboro Business of the Year is awarded to businesses that exert a positive economic and or civic impact in the Hillsboro area. The Red Rooster Inn has undergone a facelift in the past few years that has resulted in an increase in community employment and tax revenue in addition to their aesthetic upgrades and increased operations. Elizabeth and Jim Mattioda operate three businesses within the historic Red Rooster; the Main Dining Room, the Lounge, and the Inn. All three have seen improvements resulting in increased business and greatly expanded hours and offerings. The Chamber is excited to recognize the Red Rooster Inn for their enhancements, economic impact and historical significance to our community.
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to honor ACE Hardware, Forsee Vineyards and Leanne and Gary Hampton with Chandler Brotherís Hometown Pizzeria with 2008 Achievement Awards. The Achievement Award was founded to recognize the accomplishment of a Hillsboro citizen, business or organization for the betterment of the community. The Achievement Award considers the diverse ways a community can be improved or enhanced Ė aesthetically, structurally, artistically, economically, historically Ė by the activities of one person, business or organization. The Chamber is excited to recognize ACE Hardware for their superb customer service. The Chamber is proud to recognize Forsee Vineyards for the attraction they have built and the increased tourism they bring to the region. The Chamber is also excited to recognize Leanne and Gary Hampton for purchasing the first Chandler Brotherís Hometown Pizzeria franchise.
The Milestone Achievement award is a new award being presented this year to Butlerís Coin Laundry. In 2008, Butlerís Coin Laundry celebrated their fiftieth anniversary. The Chamber is excited to celebrate Butlerís Coin Laundryís accomplishment and honor them for their longevity and vital service they provide to the community.
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce also thanks Lomas Del Sol, Stitcherís Station, Dollar General, Vogel Lumber and Jeff Dunn with 2008 Makeover Awards. The Makeover Award recognizes those businesses that enhance their properties in such a way as to add to the aesthetic appeal of the community, thereby increasing pride in the community. The Chamber is excited to spotlight these beautification projects and show the communityís appreciation for putting Hillsboroís best face forward.
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Susie Galer of The Journal-News and Journal Printing as the 2008 Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. The Chamber Member of Year award recognizes the contribution and leadership of a Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce member to Chamber initiatives. Susie is a valuable contributor to the success of the Chamber of Commerce and this award is but a glimpse of the Chamberís appreciation for her service.
The Chamber will honor and celebrate these businesses and individuals at the annual Business and Industry Awards Banquet Thursday, March 5, 2009. "We're honored to recognize these businesses for their achievements and impact to the community," said Chamber of Commerce President Gene White. Show your support of these local businesses and enjoy a fun evening at the Business and Industry Awards Banquet.