Chamber banquet celebrates a ‘magical’ year

SCOTT CORMAN, left, was presented the with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held in the civic center. Chamber board vice chair Jeff Welch, who presented Corman with the plaque, said the longtime banker received an “unprecedented number of nominations.” Corman’s extensive list of accomplishments began in 1975, when he served as the President of the Willow Springs FFA; the following year, he was named the first vice president of the Missouri FFA. In 1979, after graduating summa cum laude from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Corman began his banking career with West Plains Bank and Trust Company, where he worked until 1991, said Welch. Also in 1979, he helped organize the startup bank that is now known as Community First Banking Company. Corman is a 21-year Rotarian with the Sunrise Rotary Club and has served on eight boards as a member or past president. He is a past recipient of the chamber’s Citizen of the Year award, a Missouri State University Distinguished Alumni, past Rotarian of the Year and Paul Harris Fellow, and is an active community volunteer for many programs and events, said Welch.

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