The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and awards ceremony Wednesday night at the Eagles Orchid Inn. The recipient of the 2012 Shining Star was Patricia Ericksen. The Extraordinary Volunteer of the Year Award went to Bev Bartz, and the Big Chief Award to Mayor Jim Broich. Business Gives recognitions went to: Chuck Spaeth Ford, Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch, Mathiowetz Construction, Schutz Family Foods, First Security Bank, KNUJ AM/SAM 107.3 and McCabe’s Ace Hardware. Outgoing chamber board members include: Dan Schmid, Casey Coulson, Patricia Ericksen and Gary Windschitl. Incoming board members are Chris Dunton, Mike Petersen, John Cselovski, Tina Fischer and Shari Hittesdorf.