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Baltimore Market IGA Express owner Clarence Cardwell, center, received the Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award at the Chamber’s annual banquet. Cardwell completely the renovated the failing Baltimore Market and shopping center, adding a modern fuel center. The store is a major supporter of the local food bank and Christ United Methodist Church’s Sending Love Over There project that sends weekly shipments to area troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Cardwell often says, “We’re hometown proud like the slogan says.” Cardwell is joined from left to right by Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish, State Senator Tim Schaffer, Fairfield County Commissioner Dave Levacy and Chamber President Judith Cosgray. The New Business Award went to Mike and Amanda Edgington at Flutterby Ceramics. Long-time Liberty Union Thurston School Board member Mike Raver, who retired at the end of 2013 after 24 years service, received the Golden Apple Award. The Leadership Award which will be renamed the Edna Shreyer Leadership Award was awarded to Edna Shreyer for years of service including being a founding member of the Chamber and Baltimore Festival. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Metzger.

Baltimore Market IGA Express owner Clarence Cardwell, center, received the Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award at the Chamber’s annual banquet. Cardwell completely the renovated the failing Baltimore Market and shopping center, adding a modern fuel center. The store is a major supporter of the local food bank and Christ United Methodist Church’s Sending Love Over There project that sends weekly shipments to area troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Cardwell often says, “We’re hometown proud like the slogan says.” Cardwell is joined from left to right by Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish, State Senator Tim Schaffer, Fairfield County Commissioner Dave Levacy and Chamber President Judith Cosgray. The New Business Award went to Mike and Amanda Edgington at Flutterby Ceramics. Long-time Liberty Union Thurston School Board member Mike Raver, who retired at the end of 2013 after 24 years service, received the Golden Apple Award. The Leadership Award which will be renamed the Edna Shreyer Leadership Award was awarded to Edna Shreyer for years of service including being a founding member of the Chamber and Baltimore Festival. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Metzger.

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