My 93.1 have teamed up with People’s Bank and Trust to shine a light on people who make a difference to create a better community! This month’s winners are Jim Strawn and Sharon Deshazer.
Jim Strawn is dedicated to community improvement. Jim has been instrumental in revitalizing several buildings in the downtown Hutchinson area and has been an active in the Downtown Hutchinson Revitalization Partnership. His commitment to community improvement is especially evident in the North Pointe Center… previously the Food For Less building…as well as bringing a state of the art car wash to Hutchinson. And Jim continues to pursue an entertainment venue for Hutchinsonâ€‹
Sharon Deshazer is also an active volunteer! She belongs to Credit Professionals International and has served locally and internationally! She is a board member of the Credit Resource Educational Foundation, the Kansas Learning Center for Health, is an active member of the Hutchinson Soroptimist Club and her local church…as well as Beta Sigma Phi for 47 years. She is also a former Kansas President of the American Institute of Banking.
Thank you Jim and Sharon for all you do to create a stronger community and a better place to live!
Our first Community Spotlight Award winner is Lowell Peachey, President and CEO of Mennonite Friendship Communities. Lowell volunteers time with a community mentoring initiative called “Circles of Hope”, helping build bridges out of poverty. Lowell also gives of his time and expertise to many local boards including the Reno County Health Department, Hutchinson Rotary, Mennonite Health Services Alliance, and his local church. In the past he has served the Reno County Chamber of Commerce, Prairie View, and the South Hutchinson Economic Development Council. Lowell Peachy is a great asset to our community!
People’s Bank is also honoring their employees who are making a difference. Like Vice President, Tim Dressman, who has volunteered with Interfaith Housing, been a board member of First Call for Help and Downtown Hutchinson Revitalization Partnership, and is also active in his church and the Knights of Columbus.
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