Gaines Penn named Chamber board volunteer of the year
by Mandy Hicks
Congratulations to Gaines Penn, managing partner of ELPO, for being named Board Volunteer of the Year by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Gaines served as Chamber board chair during 2012 and immediate past chair for 2013, attending many Chamber events and working throughout the community to help bring businesses to Southcentral Kentucky. He has also served as a board member and chair of the Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority.
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce created a press release about the awards, which is below:
According to Chamber Board Chairman John Mark Fones, “Every year, our Chamber and our community benefit from the hard work of our volunteers. I’m confident in saying that the level of success our organization has achieved would not be possible without these volunteers’ support and dedication. From recruiting new partners to securing sponsorships to sitting on our committees to being part of our Board of Directors and Ambassadors Club, these volunteers donate countless hours of their time to the Chamber. We’re extremely fortunate to have such a loyal volunteer base, and we thank each volunteer for their commitment.”
Board Volunteer of the Year
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Chamber, and these volunteer leaders provide guidance for the Chamber’s strategic initiatives. They spend numerous hours at the Chamber and at Chamber events. Each year, a Board of Directors member is selected who has gone above and beyond the regular duties as a Board member. The 2013 Board Volunteer of the Year is D. Gaines Penn, of English, Lucas, Priest, and Owsley, LLP.