"I am very honored for the award, to be following Lawrence Beal and Ron Kruep. I enjoy giving back to the community. It's part of my upbringing," said Beck. "I have the time to do it. If I can help the community in some way, I really enjoy doing that."
"We chose to honor Bill for his longstanding support of the business community and the city of Mt. Vernon. He is actively involved with many local and state groups — putting in a tremendous amount of time making sure to represent each entity properly. He is also a major supporter of the arts and education in Mt. Vernon. He encompasses what we look for when choosing the winner of this award," stated Kay Zibby-Damron, vice president of the Past Presidents Council.
The awards will formally be presented at the annual Chamber dinner on Friday night, April 4 at the Holiday Inn.