PHOTO GALLERY: 44th Annual Bryant Winter Chamber Banquet

Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Todd Rhoden and Megan Caldwell of Saline Memorial Hospital, right, recognizes Brooke Plack for being named the chamber’s Young Professional of the Year. Plack is the owner of Empire Cheerleading. Tim Blakley, back center, of First Security Bank, presents a plaque to members of the Bryant Rotary Club for being named the Organization of the Year. Also pictured is Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Todd Rhoden, kneeling center.Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Todd Rhoden,left,  and David Hannah of First Electric Cooperative, right, recognize employees of Saline Memorial Hospital for being named the Large Business of the Year. From left, are Megan Caldwell, Meredith Wineland and David Gibson. James Ward, co-owner of Cop Security, poses with Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Todd Rhoden and Barbara Merrick of Entergy Arkansas after his business was named Small Business of the Year.Bryant Superintendent Tom Kimbrell smiles as Todd Sellers, Bryant Middle School principal, speaks about an upcoming election for a proposed millage increase. Rae Ann Fields, third from left, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 44th Annual Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Thursday evening. The event was held at The Center at Bishop Park. Also pictured, from left, are, Chamber Executive Director Todd Rhoden; James Bryan, general manager of Landers Ford in Benton; Rodney Plack, area vice president for Landers of Saline County; Erik Anderson, general manager of Landers Crysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Benton; and Cheryl Cook.Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Todd Rhoden, left, hugs Carlton Billingsley as he recognizes him for being the chamber’s 2016 board of directors president.Todd Sellers, Bryant Middle School principal and president of the chamber’s board of directors, encourages attendees to vote in favor of a proposed millage increase set for a March special election. Sellers referred to the Bryant School District as the community’s greatest business. Rae Ann Field speaks to the crowd after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.Tom Baxley of Baxley, Penfield and Moudy Realtors announces the winner of the chamber’s community commitment awards. Shellie Poole, center, owner of Mysaline.com, smiles as she receives the New Member of Year award. Recognizing Poole are Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Todd Rhoden and Fran Nichols of Blustream Media.