- Special Sections
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” â€śI was just here to serve dinner.â€ť
Jill Daniel, owner of Daniel Menu & Party Consulting, expressed her surprise at receiving the Whitley County Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Small Business of the Year Award Tuesday night.
So many local merchants were nominated, that Chamber Executive Director Doug Brown said there was not time to name them all.
He cited Daniel for the hard work of her local business, and read notes of congratulations to her from her sons â€” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Jeff Daniel.
â€śThis is more of an honor than youâ€™ll ever know,â€ť Jill Daniel said. â€śDuring the past 17 years, there were several times I wanted to throw in the towel. But God had a plan for me and He stuck with me through it all.â€ť
Jill also thanked her husband, Darrin, for being with her throughout all of the years of business.
The Chamber was held its 2013 Annual Recognition Night at the Van Buren, in Columbia City.
There were other honors given by the Whitley County Chamber as well Tuesday.
To read the rest of this story, see the Oct. 23 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.