Superior Chamber of Commerce recognizes volunteers and announces new leadership

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Superior Chamber members celebrate the holidays with an exchange of gifts. (Sue Anderson photo)

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Volunteers recognized are from left: Kerry Richards, Karen Afdahl, Pat Brown, Sandra Doyle, Deb Townsend and Pete Casillas. Not pictured: Mike McKee, Merilee Kinney, Sherry Figdore, Tina Gutierrez and Karen Barker. (Sue Anderson photo)

By Mila Besich Lira

Superior Sun

The Superior Chamber of Commerce hosted their last meeting of the year and recognized all of the volunteers who give generously of their time to the chamber. President Pete Casillas thanked everyone who has helped the chamber grow and prosper over the year, he also highlighted many of the accomplishments of the chamber. One of this big accomplishments this year was the purchase of the old Smokey’s building on Main Street. The building at 165 Main St. will become the permanent home of the chamber, they expect to be open to the public the first week in January 2014.

The volunteers recognized for their selfless service are: Mike McKee, Pat Brown, Merilee Kinney, Karen Afdahl, Sherry Figdore, Sandra Doyle, Kerry Richards, Mary Abrahamson, Tina Gutierrez, Deb Townsend and Karen Barker. These individuals have been key volunteers at the Caboose Visitor Center, fundraisers and assisted with the building renovations.

During the meeting the Chamber of Commerce announced their leadership for 2014. Sue Anderson will be the president. The Vice President is Leslie Martin. The secretary is Lori Ketron and the treasurer is Deb McKee. Serving on the board of directors will be Pete Casillas, Merry Darr, Lina Austin, Betty Gallego, Michael Hing, Pat O’Donnell and Deb Townsend.

The Superior Chamber of Commerce meets the third Wednesday of every month at noon. You can learn more about the Superior Chamber of Commerce by visiting their website at or calling them at 520-827-0200. All local businesses and individuals are encouraged to join the chamber.

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