published: January, 25th 2017
Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce honors top volunteers for 2016
By: Jon Anderson, Photojournalist, Hoover Sun
We are pleased to congratulate RFG Advisor, Andy Graffeo, for being named a top volunteer for 2016.
The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, honored its top volunteers for 2016, including, from left, Member of the Year Andy Graffeo, Board Member of the Year Ira Levine and Ambassador of the Year Lynn Ray.
The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce today honored its top volunteers for 2016. Andy Graffeo, a tax and financial advisor with Graffeo Financial Services and Reliance Financial Group, was named the chamber’s Member of the Year, while commercial real estate agent Ira Levine of Levine & Associates was chosen as the chamber’s 2016 Board Member of the Year.
Additionally, Lynn Ray, president of Business Telephones Inc., was honored as the chamber’s Ambassador of the Year.
All were presented their awards in front of about 190 people at the chamber’s monthly luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel.
Graffeo, the Member of the Year, has been involved as a chamber ambassador since joining the chamber and got involved with the chamber’s golf committee immediately, chamber Executive Director Bill Powell said. He heads up recruitment of golf tournament sponsors and raffle prizes, Powell said.
Levine, the Board Member of the Year, has been active in the chamber for more than 25 years and served on the board of directors for almost 10 years, Powell said. He attends 94 percent of the chamber’s networking events, such as luncheons, Coffee and Contacts get-togethers and Business After Hours gatherings, Powell said.
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