Darlene Curtis, relationship banker

Portage Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marianne Hanson announced this year’s Chamber of Commerce Award Winners at its annual banquet Wednesday at The Ballroom in Portage.

The awards recognized in both large and small business categories exceptional employers, innovative newcomers as well as individuals uniquely devoted to the community.

Darlene Curtis of Associated Bank was honored as the Ambassador of the Year. Chamber ambassadors are professional volunteers who act as a liaison between the Chamber and its members. They are, in essence, a goodwill arm of the Chamber.

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