You make the difference

Published 1:21 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What makes a county great? Its people of, course. People who are active participants in the community and strive to make it better than when they arrived, whether by birth or by choice. These people influence and shape the community where we live, work and play, and if you live in Lunenburg you know what it’s like to live in a great county.

On Saturday, the Lunenburg Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet at the VFW Post in Victoria and honored some of the outstanding individuals and businesses that work hard to make our area a better place.

The chamber presented Tony Matthews with the Citizen of the Year award, Central High School student Storm Krotzer received the Student of the Quarter award and Benchmark Community Bank was named Business of the Year.

Congratulations to each of you on your well-deserved awards and recognition. The Lunenburg Chamber of Commerce also deserves a round of applause. The chamber has grown from 38 members just over a year ago to over 100 members today.

That’s no small achievement and goes to show that leadership is strong at the Lunenburg Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for caring, for putting that care into action and for being a real part of making Lunenburg a great county and a great place to call home.

Betty Ramsey is the publisher of The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch. Her email address is