Chamber annual meeting reflects on history, and takes a look forward

Mike Wolanin | The Republic Guests take part in a speed networking session after the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at The Commons in Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.

“The good life is one lived in praiseworthy competition with one’s ancestors.” 

This proverb from Latin historian Tacitus one that J. Irwin Miller liked to quote, according to The American Scholar magazine. It was also shared by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Frey at the chamber’s annual meeting Wednesday as she looked forward to what local leaders hope to accomplish here in the future. 

The chamber’s 112th annual meeting was held at The Commons on Wednesday. In keeping with the 2021 bicentennial celebration, chamber members and local leaders used the event to reflect on the community’s past and present achievements, as well as what might be accomplished in the future. The event also featured recognition of Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award recipient Peggy Myers and local Maverick Challenge winner Trey Nebergall. 

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Cindy Frey, president of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, welcomes guests to the Chamber Annual Meeting at The Commons in Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.

For the complete story and more photos, see Thursday’s Republic.