Todd Ahrens Named Hannibal Chamber Pacesetter
The Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 111th annual meeting and banquet Saturday night.
Among the recognitions was the annual Pacesetter Award, given in recognition of outstanding leadership and effort to the lasting benefit of the Hannibal community.
This year’s winner was Todd Ahrens, President and CEO of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.
Ahrens was humbled by the honor, but said he shared the recognition with the some 1,200 employees of HRHS.
Other awards included the New Business of the Year, given to Bobby and Lynn Boland, owners of the Rialto Banquet Hall.
The Civic Contributor of the Year went to Dr. Sandra Ahlum and the CHART Teen Task Force.
The Community Betterment Award went to Hannibal Regional Healthcare System for the recent renovation and expansion of its facilities, and to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, for the completion of the restoration of the Pilaster House, also known as Grant’s Drug Store.
Other awards went to Andrea Campbell of the Hannibal Board of Public Works as Chamber Ambassador of the Year, with the President’s Award going to Gail Bryant of the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau for that agency’s work during the recently concluded Bicentennial celebration.