Emmick to be featured speaker

NAPPANEE — Paul Emmick, chief meteorologist for South Bend-based television station WSBT, will be the featured speaker for this year’s Nappanee Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon.
The lunch is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Amish Acres.
Table sponsorships, including seating for eight, table sign and preferential seating, are available for $250.
Individual tickets are $25.
Seating is limited, according to Darla Burns with the Nappanee Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets can be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Contact Burns at (574) 773-7812 or via email at darla@nappaneechamber.com.
During the lunch, attendees will be able to hear from a veteran meteorologist who has worked at the national level.
Emmick spent seven years at The Weather Channel in Atlanta.
He has also worked in the Indianapolis, Evansville and Louisville television markets for 16 years.
Emmick also has a master’s degree in organizational communication and a law degree.
Mike Lightfoot, Bethel College mens basketball coach, served as guest speaker for the 2012 awards luncheon.
Last year, Lightfoot shared his definition of excellence.
“Excellence is a result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible,” he said.
“We all need to care more, risk more, dream more and expect more.”
Receiving awards at the 2012 luncheon:
Educator of the Year: Rita Harnish, science teacher at NorthWood High School
Excellence in Business Award: Stickley Ace Hardware
Harold Hoffer Memorial Award: Bobby Gluck
Craftsman Award: Chuck Grimm
Pacesetter Award: Thomas and Linda Mast
Citizen of the Year: Dale Tobias
Upcoming events in Nappanee:
Thursday, March 21: Rotary Dodge Ball Tournament
Monday, March 25: Chamber Board Meeting noon at The Nappanee Center
Tuesday, March 26: Biggest Loser Finale at The Nappanee Center
Friday, March 29: Good Friday/Chamber & City Offices Closed
Monday, April 1: Business after hours at the Chamber 6 pm at The Nappanee Center
Friday and Saturday, April 19-20: Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
Monday, April 22: Chamber Board Meeting noon at The Nappanee Center
Friday and Saturday, April 26-27: Spring Into Art (New Location Coppes Commons)
Tuesday, April 30: MHRA Meeting 7:30-9:00 am at The Nappanee Center.