The event provided a break in the day with a catered luncheon by
Guzzardo's Italian Villa and words of wisdom from John Blackburn,
retired CEO of Country Financial and 21st president of Lincoln
At the luncheon, the Office Professional of the Year
nominees were recognized and the 2013 winner was announced.
Nominees and their employers were Candy Brown, Graue Inc.; Judy
Busby, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital; Kim Coers, Lincoln
Christian University; Angie Ford, Integrity Data; Susan Gehlbach,
city of Lincoln, clerk's office; Annetta Green, Frontier Mutual
Insurance; Cheryl Hedrick, Logan County Emergency Management Agency;
Becky Heyen, The Courier; Brenda McCabe, Lincoln Police Department;
Angie Mahler, The Christian Village; and Alice Turner, Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Brenda McCabe, who has worked for the city of Lincoln for 33
years, was chosen as the 2013 Office Professional of the Year. The
award is given for outstanding work, dedication to the job, giving
110 percent and always going that extra mile.
Police Chief Ken Greenslate nominated McCabe. He said:
"Brenda McCabe has a positive spirit that has a contagious effect
on the entire department. She has worked for the city of Lincoln for
33 years and for the last two years has held the role of
administrative assistant at the Lincoln Police Department.
"She prepares all reports for the state's attorney and the city
attorney; assists the administration, detective bureau and the
patrol division with all of their records management; as well as
entering and maintaining many other vital records. Brenda also
digitally stored 30 years' worth of case files and evidence records
in just two short years.
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"Most recently, Brenda performed all of the payroll, budget
projections and accounts payable for the city clerk office and for
the police department during a two-month period when the city clerk
office was shorthanded.
"Whenever she is asked to do something, she happily accepts the
new challenge. Not only is she the definition of a hard worker, but
she also treats everyone from the chief to the newest officer with
the same level of respect and regard."
Greenslate added that "her contribution to the Lincoln Police
Department has greatly improved our efficiency while at the same
time, improved our work environment. Brenda is a true treasure as
both an employee and as a person."
The chamber of commerce thanks the many sponsors who helped make
the event possible and all who attended the luncheon, along with the
bosses and supervisors who gave their staff the afternoon break to
celebrate their special day. The chamber also thanks the Lincoln
Knights of Columbus for the use of their facility and their
The Office Professionals Luncheon is an important part of the
chamber's mission to advocate, support and unify local businesses
for the prosperity of Logan County.
[Text from file received from
the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce]