Community of the Year_1Thursday evening more than 100 people from Plymouth attended the 30th Annual Indiana Chamber Awards Dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

While the official announcement that the City of Plymouth was selected as the Indiana Chamber Community of the Year the end of August, Thursday was the award presentation.

Community of the Year_3Accepting the award, Mayor Mark Senter said, “It’s an honor to accept this award on behalf of all of the people of Plymouth. It’s our people who truly make Plymouth what it is, a great place to live and to do business.”

He continued, “Every Mayor thinks his city is special and I’m no different.  This summer I was hosting a meeting of my fellow Mayors and made them all pose with me for a photo under the marquee of our historic Rees Theatre which read, ‘Mayor Senter Welcomes Northern Indiana’s Mayors to the Best City in Indiana.’   What started that day as a playful boast among Mayors looked a whole lot different an hour later when I received the Chamber’s call to tell me that Plymouth had been selected as Community of the Year.

Community of the YEar_4So I’m here to say a big thank you to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our efforts. Plymouth really is a special place. Numerous folks have contributed to our success many of them are right here in this room. And I thank them for everything they have done. I want to especially acknowledge and thank two people, Sam Schlosser and John Oliver.  Sam and John are great advocates for all-things Plymouth both kind and wise and successful businessmen in their own right.  Role models for Plymouth and role models for this State.  Gentlemen, thank you for your support and your guidance over the years.”

Community of the Year_2In closing, Mayor Mark said, “In Plymouth we’re all about looking forward.  We’re the place ‘Where Community and Possibilities Connect,’ and I’m not stepping off this stage without saying that Plymouth ‘IS Open for Business! You are WELCOME HERE!’  From an entrepreneur with an idea to an established multi-national corporation there’s a place for you in Plymouth.”