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2020 Dublin Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

More than 200 filled the Dublin Secondary School cafeteria as Dr. John Troxell announced that Comanche County Medical Center will officially acquire Dublin Family Medicine on Feb. 28. 

The CCMC CEO was the guest speaker for the 2020 Dublin Chamber of Commerce Banquet which focused on recognizing those that lift up the community and recognizing ways in which Dublin can be even better.  

Dr. Troxell announced his commitment to working with Dublin, citing their plans to open a new Patrick Street Pharmacy within the clinic and their desire to move and expand the pharmacy into the current TexasBank location if the bank ever decides to sell the current building. 

Troxell reported that CCMC will work with anybody to get them the timely healthcare they need thanks to cutting-edge thinking that others in the healthcare industry are also beginning to adopt.

Troxell cited a report that 30,000 people had lost their lives nationally because they couldn’t get access to healthcare and he found that unacceptable. 

“If you need care today, we want you to have care today,” Troxell said. 

CCMC and Dublin Family Medicine had a large presence for the banquet with three tables filled by personnel, many of whom were dressed up for the banquet’s Roaring 20’s theme. 

Chamber Executive Director Luanne Schexnider also reported during the banquet a deep love of her hometown but a recognition that there can be improvements. With that in mind, she has been working with the Dublin EDC, Mac McKinnon and Flight Reach Production to produce a video submission for the HGTV Hometown Takeover challenge which cited some of the things Dublin has lost over the years (such as the hospital) as well as its points of pride and recent progress. 

She also beamed over the community which supports local business and each other, many of which were recognized in the annual presentation of awards. 

Guests for the event were also treated to a meal catered by the Farmhouse Market with drinks provided by Golden Chick and Dublin Bottling Works. Students from Dublin's National Honors Society helped serve and clean tables during the event.

Live entertainment was provided by the Dublin High School Jazz Band and the Dublin Dancin’ Line, many of whom took part in the costume contest. 

Guests also got to document their duds in a selfie booth set up with many accessories to add to the fun. 

CCMC’s Lisa Lane, who recently joined the Dublin Chamber, organized a successful silent auction during the event, raising more than $2,000 in auction bids alone, which the Chamber will be able to use in organizing events and promoting Dublin. 

Awards presented were: 

Faith in the Future: Librarian Adina Dunne and Dublin Public Library

Outstanding Chamber Director: Mayra Hagood

Roaring Resilience: Dublin Family Dentistry

Footprint Memorial award: Mary Yantis

Citizen of the Year: Charles Malone

Spotlight on Excellence: Bo Rice and Faux Bois Concrete

Visionary Developer: Mark Ellis

Billie Kloster Ambassador Award: Veldhuizen Cheese

Business Leader of the Year: Prime Metal Building & Components

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