Geneva chamber hands out honors

    The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held its annual recognition banquet April 10, with four special awards handed out during the evening.
    The chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Decatur resident Eric Mann. Recently retired as a reporter with the Decatur Daily Democrat, Mann was recognized for his contributions and support of the Geneva Proud organization and for his efforts with the Habitat for Humanity organization, which has constructed several homes in Geneva.
    Named as the recipient of the Citizen of the Year award was Jay Studebaker. He was recognized for his dedication to the town through his business, Cardinal Electric.
    Sean Dedert was presented the chamber’s initial Volunteer of the Year award for his hours of service to the Limberlost State Historic Site and other service projects throughout the community.
    Crossroads Pantry was named as winner of the Business of the Year award. Owners Kent and Tria Wright accepted the award.
    Guest speaker Ken Brunswick gave members an update on the Limberlost Swamp and wetlands area. He said six eagles have been spotted in the area recently.