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Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce announces awards and officers

Former Mayor Bill Mischler is Citizen of the Year.

Former Mayor Bill Mischler is Citizen of the Year.

PINELLAS PARK — Former Mayor Bill Mischler was named Citizen of the Year by the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce. Mischler served as mayor of Pinellas Park for 14 years and as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for more than a decade before that.

Mischler's award and others were announced Saturday during the chamber's annual gala.

Also honored were:

• Pinellas Park city spokesman Tim Caddell received the Lloyd Tingler Good Government Award for his years of community service and work in law enforcement, journalism and nonprofit administration and more recent work with the chamber.

• Elliott Steele, executive director of Vincent House, a "recovery through work" program for adults living with mental illness, received the President's Award not only for his work on the chamber's board, but also for his support of chamber and community activities that have had a significant impact on the quality of life of many in the community.

• Helen B. Fizell of Affordable Senior Resources was recognized with a Special Appreciation Award for her dedication as a chamber volunteer.

• Alyssa Bryant, a sophomore at Pinellas Park High School and an active member of the Pinellas Park Police Explorers, received the Youth Citizenship Award.

• The chamber recognized 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares as its Non-Profit Business of the Year. The Small Business of the Year award went to Skyway Trap & Skeet Club, host of the chamber's annual Shoot for Success Trap Shoot. Honors for Medium-Sized Business of the Year went to Walgreens store No. 786. St. Petersburg College/Caruth Health Education Center was named the chamber's Large Business of the Year.

Officers for the coming year were also sworn in: Jon Farris (Crosspointe Church), Hope Peterson (New Hope Auto & Truck Services) and Nancy Hodges (Optek International) will continue as president, president-elect, and treasurer, respectively. Housh Ghovaee (Northside Engineering) steps in as secretary. Caddell, Terry England (England Brothers Construction), Ethel Mudd (Mainlands Realty) and Paul Ziegler (BB&T) also serve on the executive board.

Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce announces awards and officers 01/29/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:10pm]
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