It was a night of "thank yous" and "best wishes" as the Great River Economic Development Foundation marked its 2013 annual meeting.
Chairman of the GREDF board Tim Finlay gave the presentation - which included highlights from the last year and recognized many of GREDF's economic development partners.
Finlay says Adams County's low unemployment rate and variety of industries is positive for development. "In all our sectors, really, our manufacturing, our health sector, in the retail side of things, all positives, and we've got growth going on in many of those sectors - and that's what makes our community and our region unique," said Finlay.
Also at the meeting, president Jim Mentesti was recognized for his 27 years at the helm of GREDF.
He's officially stepping down next month to enjoy retirement - but still plans to stay active on various boards.
He says - this community has made all his hard work worth it.
"It's an extraordinary town of wonderful family members who spend an awful lot of time caring for quality of life," he said.
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