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By Noel Nash
The Chronicle 

Cottage Grove Chamber: Glitz, glamour and goodwill


January 23, 2020

Photo provided/Greg Lee

SLCF&R Fire Marshal Danny Solesbee (right) hands Division Chief Joe Raade a plaque honoring him with the "President's Award for Community Excellence."

COTTAGE GROVE – On an evening with the glitz and flare of "A Red Carpet Event," it was the humble, down-home acceptance speeches from the honorees that stole the show during the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce's 68th annual Awards and Installation Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Cottage Grove Armory.

Len Blackstone was recognized for his "Community Impact" as a visionary developer of downtown Cottage Grove. His legacy is secure, but Blackstone wanted to audience to know it wasn't easy, and was made possible only through their support when he needed it most.

"Thank you for lovi...

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