The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce held it’s annual meeting Friday evening, and named the annual Industry of the Year. Named Co-Industries of the Year this Year were Design Home Center and Puhlmann Lumber and Design. The New Ulm Business and Retail Association named Doug Ladd it’s Volunteer of the Year Friday evening as well for his decades of service at the New Ulm Home and Self Improvement Show. Chamber officers for the coming year are Chairman Denny Waloch from Walgreens; Vice Chair Eric Bode from New Ulm Real Estate; and Treasurer Gary Sonnenberg from the Deutsche Strasse Bed and Breakfast. More than 350 businesses, organizations and individuals representing more than 2,500 employees belong to the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce.