KATHY OLUND, the recently retired executive director of the Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce, was presented with a special award during the chamber’s annual awards dinner on Thursday, April 19. Chamber president Yvonne Ryan (right) presented Olund with her surprise award.

  “I was told I couldn’t cry, so we will see how this goes,” Ryan began during the presentation. “Kathy retired in December. She was a very big inspiration to me. When we asked Kathy to take over the chamber, she stepped up and has rebuilt the chamber, and I cannot say ‘thank you’ enough. Right away, she tackled the annual car show and golf outing, which are not easy to organize, and she has greatly increased membership. Kathy’s efforts have made our chamber what it should be today.”

(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

Kathy Olund was last modified: April 30th, 2018 by Karen Elford