Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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March 22, 2014

Chamber dinner topics: state advocacy and local goals

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“We are blessed with the membership we have and everybody pitches in to accomplish things,” like the annual dinner. He encouraged chamber members to “step up and do what you can for us.”

Board member Beth Siebert explained the Business/Group Beautification Award is given to persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the effort of raising the image of Brookville and Franklin County. Incoming Vice President Mike Martino reported, “Whether trimming tree branches on Brookville’s Main Street or landscaping on a city lot … this team is right in the middle of it. They have beautification in their blood.”

Mick and Jenny Wilz, Lowell “Teen” and Sharon McMillin and Jud and Natasha McMillin also earned the honor for renovating 801 Main St. into the Brookville Lodge while retaining as much of the original charm as possible. Natasha McMillin said, “We want to thank the local businesses who have promoted us ... We’ve been surprisingly pretty darn busy.”

The Small Business/Entrepreneur of the Year Award goes to an entity that exemplifies the American Dream of free enterprise and success. “This award is given to a business that has and continues to make a significant contribution and impact on the community .... Through its integrity and charity, this small business or entrepreneur should provide a goodwill spirit and character,” according to guidelines.

Siebert noted the recipient, Michelle Roberts-Schneider, owner of All 4 Kids Daycare and Preschool, “does it all through children.” The business, which now employs 20, started in 2003 with one building, then others were added in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Roberts-Schneider said she felt “very humbled. I can’t take all of the credit. It’s my staff and my husband, Drew. We work hard to change the lives of the children we care for every day.” Siebert maintained, “What Michelle’s doing today is going to grow our work force tomorrow.”

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