Chamber bestows honors at Annual Celebration

Kayte and Thomas Melton were honored with the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chamber's 99th Annual Celebration Thursday night at the Demopolis Civic Center. Making the presentation was Chamber Executive Director Ashley Coplin.

Kayte and Thomas Melton were honored with the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chamber’s 99th Annual Celebration Thursday night at the Demopolis Civic Center. Making the presentation was Chamber Executive Director Ashley Coplin.

Mary Jo Martin was named Citizen of the Year. The award was presented by Chamber President Mark Freeman.

Mary Jo Martin was named Citizen of the Year. The award was presented by Chamber President Mark Freeman.

Chu Clinic was honored as Business of the Year. Accepting the award from incoming Chamber President Aretha Muhammad were Dr. Ronnie Chu and wife, Lucy.

Chu Clinic was honored as Business of the Year. Accepting the award from incoming Chamber President Aretha Muhammad were Dr. Ronnie Chu and wife, Lucy.

The Chamber of Commerce honored Paula Parr, left, with its Community Spirit Award. Making the presentation was Chamber Board member Barbara Myers.

The Chamber of Commerce honored Paula Parr, left, with its Community Spirit Award. Making the presentation was Chamber Board member Barbara Myers.

Mike Black, left, received the Chamber Volunteer of the Year award, which was presented by Board member Jacob Kerby.

Mike Black, left, received the Chamber Volunteer of the Year award, which was presented by Board member Jacob Kerby.