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Community members honored at Chamber Awards Gala

 News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce

POLSON – The members of the Polson Chamber of Commerce gathered on Jan. 13 to celebrate a successful 2017 and to honor members of the community who had a special impact during the past year. Awards were given to: 

– Not-for-Profit Business of the Year: The Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County.  With a club in Ronan and another in Polson, the organization and its programs provide a vital service and safe learning environment for the children of the community. 

– Andy Anderson Memorial Award for Community Volunteer of the Year: Joslyn Shackelford. As an owner, with her husband Mark, of Alpine Landscape & Design, Joslyn has a full-time job, but finds the time to give back to her community helping to organize the Polson Parade of Lights, volunteering her time on the Polson Business Community board and offering her special floral designs to beautify Polson. 

– John Tiskus Memorial Award for Citizen of the Year: Laura Miskimins. Laura organizes and teaches a Boot Camp Charity Class on Saturday mornings. Students are encouraged to donate what “their heart is feeling” to the charity of the month as a fee for the class. Laura donates her time and Mission Fitness donates the meeting space in the spirit of giving back to our community.

– Randy Ingram Leadership Award: Polson Police Chief Wade Nash. The award recognizes a citizen who exhibits outstanding community leadership, giving unselfishly of their time to better our community. Chief Nash volunteers his time as a mentor and coach to several youth programs while working to maintain a strong relationship between the department and community.

– Business of the Year: Total Screen Design. The company provides screen printing and embroidered apparel for just about every occasion. Total Screen Design goes beyond providing jobs in the community by encouraging volunteerism and by their support of the Polson Chamber and its mission.

The Polson Chamber and its members provide a leadership role in the community of Polson and the surrounding community. To learn more about the chamber and its programs, visit or call 883-5969.


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