George Carberry, Dr. Jerry Rodenbarger
On Saturday, January 18, 2014, the Valpo Chamber will honor George Carberry, managing partner at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, with the 2013 Distinguished Community Leader Award and Dr. Jerry Rodenbarger, primary surgeon and founding partner at Vale Park Animal Hospital, with the 2013 Legacy of Service Award at its annual “Salute to Leadership" dinner, at Stongbow Inn, 2405 US 30 E. The black-tie optional evening will begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m., with the awards ceremony to follow. [Photos provided]
"The Distinguished Community Leader Award is given to an individual who demonstrates a leadership role, is successful in promoting and developing business and industry, is involved and contributes to the community, has a general reputation among the community business leaders and enhances the quality of life in our community on a sustained basis," states Rex Richards, Chamber president." George embodies what this award represents."
The Legacy of Service Award gives special recognition to individuals in the community who have, over the course of time or in an extraordinary circumstance, given service to the community beyond what is expected in their profession.
"Jerry is a terrific example to which others might aspire and learn the value of community service," added Richards.
Both Carberry and Rodenbarger were nominated for the awards by their chamber peers.
Outgoing 2013 Board members, including Board Chair Jonathan Nalli, Porter Health Care System, and incoming 2014 Board Chair, Tina Bengs, Olgetree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, will also be recognized for their service.
Six Valpo Chamber businesses will also be recognized with Business Longevity Awards. Companies celebrating milestones are: 1st Source Bank, 150 years; March of Dimes, 75 years; Boy-Conn Print & Copy, Comcast Business, Ivy Tech Community College, and Raymond James & Associates each with 50 years.
Presenting sponsor for the event is Porter Health Care System. For reservations, call the Valpo Chamber at (219) 462-1105 or register online at www.valparaisochamber.org ....