The Butterball LLC Ozark facility was presented the “Large Business of the Year” award for its community involvement during the 65th Annual Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce banquet, held on Sat., Feb. 4 at St. Mary’s Lawrence Hall in Ozark, Ark. An estimated 300 community members were in attendance.

“Butterball supports the communities it serves through active involvement, volunteering and charitable contributions,” said Rod Brenneman, president and chief executive officer of Butterball LLC. “This recognition reinforces Butterball’s ongoing commitment to serving as a strong corporate citizen in the many communities where we operate, in Ozark and nationally.”

Butterball’s Ozark facility was recognized for several initiatives and programs implemented during 2011 including the support of area youth through the ‘Shop Til’ You Drop’ Christmas program, the facility’s overall support of ‘Christmas Spirit,’ and donations of ice and meals given to tornado victims during the area’s 2011 storms. Additionally, on Dec. 21, the company donated nearly 10,000 pounds of turkey products in coordination with the Fort Smith Arkansas Food Bank to help provide tornado victims in the area with safe and nutritious holiday meals.

Nominations for the award were submitted by community members and voted upon by more than 165 members of the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce.

Source: Butterball LLC