DSA Nominees Announced!


The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Samaritan Health Physicians

Announce the Nominees for the Distinguished Service Awards

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce & Samaritan Health Physicians are proud to announce the nominees for the 71st Annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet.

The following community members have been nominated for their energy, support, leadership, and commitment to Albany and its citizens.  This year’s individual award nominees are:

Distinguished Service Award

Jim Asleson, Mid-Willamette Family YMCA

Greg Hamann, Linn-Benton Community College

Rick Kenyon, Selmet

Joe Vincent, Re/Max Integrity


Junior First Citizen

Anjeanette Brown, City of Albany

Liz Tilson-Ramirez, Express Employment Pros.


Jim Linhart First Citizen

Sandi Gordon, Wells Fargo

Linda Hausmann, Chatterbok Speech Therapy

Bobby Williams, ABC House


Distinguished Student

Hannah Angara – West Albany High School

Dru Draper – Santiam Christian School

Amanda Kelley – South Albany High School


This year’s DSA Banquet will also include a special presentation honoring Mayor Clayton Wood for his 40 years of service as Mayor of Millersburg.

We are also proud to announce the nominees for the Business of the Year Awards.  The nominees for these awards have contributed to the community for the last five years or more, have participated in the community both individually and collectively and added to the economic vitality and livability of our community. This year’s nominees for Large and Small Business of the Year are:

Large Business of the Year Small Business of the Year
Costco Cadwell Realty
Linn-Benton Community College Keller Williams – Beem Team
OFD Foods
Stutzman Services


Nominees will be honored at the 71st Annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at The Mid-Willamette Family YMCA. The cost of the DSA Banquet is $65.00 per person. The Banquet will begin with a social at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:00 PM with entertainment from Dueling Pianos International. Award program will follow. Suggested attire black tie. For more information or to reserve your seats, please contact the Albany Area Chamber office, 541.926.1517


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