6 honored by B.G. Chamber



Battle Ground — The Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce hosted a banquet Feb. 3 at The Heathman Lodge and awarded six individuals the 2011 Recognitions of the Year.

The following members received awards: Claire Lider, Citizen of the Year; Mike Galeotti Sr., Business Person of the Year; Rusty Grape Vineyard, Business of the Year; Michael Ciraulo, Division Chief, Clark County Fire & Rescue, Service Person of the Year; Irene Soohoo of Pleasant Valley Middle School, Teacher of the Year; and Merle Crockett of Southwest Washington Wrestling Club, Coach of the Year.

Battle Ground Mayor Lisa Walters presented all the finalists with a city pin and certificate of recognition. The winners in each category received a plaque.