Four awards were given to very deserving recipients at the Greater Ellettsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Spirit of Maurice E. Endwright Award—Mava Rogers

Mava Rogers is known for volunteering in many capacities for numerous organizations and causes in Ellettsville in the 53 years she and her husband have lived in the community. Among those is her passion for supporting the RBB Family Store since she retired 16 years ago.  Although no longer president, she continues to manage the day to day operations and donations. Mava was also a long time member of Ellettsville Tri Kappa, serving as officer and chairperson for many committees, as well as a leader in fundraising for the RBB nursing home.


Ellettsville Educator of the Year Award—Holly Lantz

Holly Lantz is an inclusion teacher at Edgewood Primary School, working with first grade students who have identified special needs.  Her peers, students and their families know her as a professional who has a long-lasting, positive influence on the children she serves, with a vision that all students can learn when the proper supports are in place.


Chamber Award of Excellence, Small Business—Ellettsville Branch of the Monroe County Public Library

Fifty years after the original Ellettsville Branch opened, our local library is getting its biggest makeover yet.  The renovation will bring new opportunities to read, learn, connect and create while still feeling like our familiar, friendly downtown library.  The Monroe County Public Library is demonstrating its commitment to the residents of Ellettsville and the surrounding area through this renovation project.  Community members of all ages will soon enjoy new features that will be a benefit for years to come.


Chamber Award of Excellence, Large Business—Cassady Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Cassady Electrical Contractors, Inc., better known as Cassady Electric, has been involved in the Ellettsville community since owner Mae Cassady moved here in 1971.  Over the years, Cassady Electric has been a generous supporter of activities and organizations in the Ellettsville area, including Fourth of July fireworks, Richland Bean Blossom Schools, the Monroe Country Fall Festival, and the Boys and Girls Club.  As a long-time member of the Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce, Cassady Electric looks forward to continuing its support of the Ellettsville Community.