Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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August 17, 2012

Chamber celebrates with annual meeting

CROSSVILLE — Members and friends of the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce packed the dining room of Mitch's Restaurant and Lounge in Lake Tansi last Friday for the Chamber's annual membership meeting.

The meeting included a host of awards, presentations, recognitions and a motivational speech from keynote guest speaker Dr. Dale Henry.

Henry, who was raised in Harriman, has a bachelor's and master's degree in secondary education and a doctorate with a concentration in the area of adult and continuing education.

Henry has served as an educator, administrator, author, speaker, trainer, consultant and entrepreneur. In 1994, he was appointed associate dean of professional and graduate studies of Tennessee's oldest college, Tusculum College in Greeneville.

Henry is also the founder and president of Your Best Unlimited, Inc., a Tennessee based training company. Henry trains more than 100,000 professionals and executives each year for clients such as Levi Strauss, AT&T, First Union Bank, Maytag, Cellular One, GTE, FedEx, MCI, Xerox, Sun Trust, The Disney Company, as well as federal and international agencies. Henry has been featured on numerous television and radio talk shows around the world as well.

"Putting a positive spin on anything detrimental that happens to us in life is important," Henry said.

Henry advised those at the meeting to remember the good advice people give in business.

"The real advice comes to you from those who care and don't want to see you fail," Henry said.

He also told members of the Chamber to be proud.

"You have a real reason to be proud ... look around you. Business is a common thread. You all want each other to succeed and get a fair shake. Promote each other and think of each other," Henry said. "Promote each other's success."

Henry said that in life he's "seen bad and good, but mostly good."

Henry said that he loves the Crossville and Cumberland County area and keeps his airplane parked at the hangar at the Crossville Airport.

"You have a great, fine community here," Henry said.

There were many members honored for their work and contributions to the Chamber.

Outgoing Chamber Board Chair Frank Shipley honored outgoing board members and officers including Dorine Hatler, Glenn McDonald and David Sutton.

Shipley also received a present as outgoing board chair from incoming Chamber Board Chairman Brad Fox.

A special presentation was also made to Crossville City Council member Earl Dean. Dean was honored during the meeting for his many contributions to the quality of life in Crossville and Cumberland County and for his many years of public service.

The Chamber honored the Leadership Cumberland Class of 2012. Members and their sponsors include: Vicki Baucum, SmallBiz Staffing; Janie Burgess, Creative Compassion; Janice Cole, Tennessee Career Center; Lisa Copeland, Progressive Savings Bank; Leah Crockett, city of Crossville; Becky Davis, Crossville Housing Authority; Debi Davis, Cumberland Medical Center; LeeAnn Dayton, Law Office of Landon Colvard; Jamie Grimsley, Crossville Memorial Funeral Home; Shawn Human, Express Employment Professionals; Matthew McClanahan, Farm Bureau Insurance; Tim Martin, Fairfield Glade Community Club; Laura Ippolito, Regions Bank; James Thompson, Thompson & Associates, Attorneys at Law; Bob Weber, Fairfield Glade Community Club; and Pam Winningham, First National Bank of Tennessee. Not all members were present.

For its class project, the Leadership Cumberland Class of 2012 chose the Phoenix School of Cumberland County.

Together the class raised $2,000 to go toward construction of a storage shed for school supplies. A ceremonial check was presented to Breanna VanWinkle of the Phoenix School.

Also honored were board members and committee chairs for the 2012-'13 fiscal year including Amanda Elmore, Karen Cole, Valorie Cox, Brad Fox, Carla French, Art Gernt, Larry Henson, Roy Howard, David Kinchler, Tommy Lee, Raj Patel, James Perry, Frank Shipley, Charlie Strayer, Don Alexander, Janice Hamby, Pepe Perron and Jerry Wood.

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