The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet and meeting this week. Chamber Executive Director Trista Barka says that several awards were handed out. The Big Chief Award for the Chamber Ambassador who attends the most events went to City Manager Mark Kober. The Extraordinary Volunteer Award went to Cathy Haala. And the Shining Star Award for encouraging others to volunteer in the community went to Mary Hoffman and the Sleepy Eye FFA. New Sleepy Eye Chamber Board officers were elected during the annual meeting as well. The new Board President is Chris Dunton from Del Monte, and the Vice President is Mike Peterson of 1st Security Agency. Barka says that the evening also included a silent auction and fun games.