Chamber held awards event

Local businesses and individuals were honored for their commitment to the Yuma community during the Yuma Chamber of Commerce Mixer, held last Thursday at The Orphanage in downtown Yuma.
Nominations were held for various awards during the event, followed by voting by Chamber members, and the presentation of the awards.
Cobblestone Inn & Suites, which opened less than one year ago in Yuma, won the Large Business/Ag Business of the Year Award. Among the comments for Cobblestone is it is a strong supporter of local businesses and employ within the community, along with providing nice facilities and a nice view of Yuma while coming into town. Becky Nowlin accepted the award on behalf of Cobblestone’s Yuma location.
The Small Business/Non-Profit of the Year Award went to the Rural Communities Resource Center. It was noted the RCRC has been a part of the community for decades, helping serve area residents who are need of a wide variety of help.
The RCRC went home with two awards as director Margo Ebersole won the Community Person of the Year Award. Comments for Ebersole’s nomination pointed out she has been helping various persons in the community for a long time.
“Margo works hard to make sure the most vulnerable community members are cared for and have their basic needs met,” one comment read. “She meets everyone with kindness and love. She provides hope and is the epitome of Yuma!”
Meghann Blach, owner/operator of Farm House Market, won the Business Person of the Year Award. It was noted the business supports a variety of activities in the community, and employs several youth in the community.
Congratulations to everyone.