Awards Banquet

The guys from Arizona Machinery came over to Roman's to cook our steak dinner.
Past Chairman Tim Grandy and wife Kimberly.

"Presidents" of the Board are now known as Chairman



The Jail at Roman's Hillbilly Haven

The popular band
"Come Back Buddy" entertained us before dinner and provided music for dancing afterwards


Mayor Jackie Meck chats with a group of attendees

Verlyne Meck and Martha Gayle visit with an unidentified guest (L) and Annette Napolitano




Deanna Kupcik, President/CEO with our host Roman Comer


Past Presidents Dick and Annette Napolitano

Municipal Volunteer of the Year
Debbie Driscoll, right.

Chair Elect Dorothy Lockard, left.
President/CEO Deanna Kupcik, center

Municipal Employee of the Year, Mark Mann, right

Education Support Staff of the Year
Shila Tijerina

Education Volunteer of the Year,
Julie Sullivan
The 80th Annual Community Awards Banquet and Past President's Dinner "Buckeye Rocks!" was held at the Hillbilly Hilton, also known as Roman Comer's home gardens, on April 29th. The property has been reconstructed to include an entire western town and Roman has added a John Deere Museum, Saloon and Livery since last year! This year's theme was "The 80s" in keeping with our ongoing "Rocks" style, and celebrating not only the 80th year of this event but the Chamber's 85th Anniversary of incorporation!


Current, and outgoing, Chairman of the Chamber Board,
Todd Hornback and wife Shelly



Incoming Chair-Elect, Dorothy Lockard shared Emcee duties with Deanna Kupcik


A beautiful antique buggy is part of Roman's decor.


Community Service Award,
Martha Gayle


Community Service Award
Hakeem Disu


Buckeye Heroism Award
Buckeye Firefighter
Marcus Haynes
Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Award
Stephen Cleveland,
Manager, Town of Buckeye
Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, Brandon Mello, M & I Bank, our Ambassador Chairman
Service Organization Member of the Year
Linda Hardison, DAR
Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce
Business of the Year,

M & I Bank
(from left, Brandon Mello, Bill Retsinas, Manager, Dorothy Lockard)
Citizen of the Year,
W. Bruce Heiden, with Dorothy Lockard and Mayor Jackie Meck