LACC holds annual banquet

The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) held their annual Chamber banquet on September 24 to a large gathering of area business owners and personnel. 

Employee of year

Posted on 10/3/15

By Melissa Anderson

At the banquet, the Employee of the Year for 2015 was announced with Tiffany Hetletved from Mostad Insurance receiving the honor.

Hetletved was nominated for the honor by Mostad Insurance because of her positive attitude that let’s customers and her fellow employees know they are valued. Hetletved consistently exhibits complete honesty and caring in her workplace as well as excellent leadership. Her community involvement also shows how much she cares about her community as she is a board member for the Langdon Area Schools, Scrappy Run Committee, and takes part in various community events.

The financial reports were read and approved at the gathering. LACC Financial Officer Randy Mehlhoff went over that information and informed the group that the budget for the upcoming fiscal year would be increasing to cover the cost of door prizes and other expenses.

LACC President Alex Chaput went over the year for the crowd. Chaput addressed how important it is to the community to continue to improve business and the impact that new business owners can have on bringing in fresh ideas for businesses.

A unanimous ballot was cast for the re-election of the following board members: Sherry Pengilly, Randy Mehlhoff, and  Kirsten Gendron.

Chaput passed the gavel of the LACC presidency to Jennifer Busse. Busse plans to continue to keep the chamber rolling and make the LACC thrive.

The keynote speakers for the banquet were the new administrators at the Langdon Area School District, Superintendent Mark Mindt and Elementary Principal Todd Hetler.

Mindt’s speech was centered on bringing new ideas to the school and working on the future success of the school through teachable moments that can occur everyday.

Hetler’s speech discussed how important it is to get teacher input and involvement to insure the success of the school. Hetler focused on the impact that collaboration can have on that success as well as how he will make that collaboration a reality.

“The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and myself would like to thank everyone that volunteered their time and effort to assist the chamber in carrying out its mission in 2015,” Barb Mehlhoff the Executive Director for the LACC said.

“We appreciate the spirit of volunteerism  and giving that is abundant among chamber members and volunteers. Thanks to all of you as we begin another chamber year that will be bigger and better than ever before,” Mehlhoff continued.

The event was held at the Langdon Country Club. Wine was provided by Choice Financial and Phillips Catering provided the meal. Langdon Floral provided the table decorations.