The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce held its annual luncheon Feb. 9 at The Club.
City Manager Sam Gaston presented Director of Finance Steve Boone with the city Employee of the Year award, crediting Boone for the reason that the city has the best paid employees and the lowest bond rate.
Mayor Terry Oden presented Pleasant Grove Mayor Jerry Brasseale with a check for $1,000. The amount was from the proceeds of the Village2Village Run and was what Oden called a “down payment” called for the future funds they will raise to assist Pleasant Grove with its recovery efforts from the April 27, 2011 tornadoes. The Pleasant Grove donation was a part of Mountain Brook’s Spartans Helping Spartans campaign.
George Ladd was presented the John Jemison Award, and his grandson accept it on his behalf.
Former Time Inc. executive and current owner of the Birmingham Barons, BASS and Seek Publishing Don Logan spoke about his experiences and hopes for the new baseball park downtown.
For more information about the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce, visit welcometomountainbrook.com.